Cost of Living and Price Reports from Tokyo, Japan. You can download the Excel list of items+prices I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

Population in Japan by Age, 2013

Japanese government counts the population in Japan every year. The below is the estimated population (residents in Japan) by age as of 2013 October 1st. There are some notable points.

  • Age 67: Population is small, because of World War II.
  • Age 64-66: Postwar baby-boom generation
  • Age 47: Population is small, because of "Hinoe-Uma (Fire Horse) superstition". Please see the detail explanation under the table. 
  • Around age 40: Children of baby-boomers

Figure :  Estimated population (residents in Japan) by age as of 2013 October 1st

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Age Population (x 1000)
0 1,042
1 1,042
2 1,067
3 1,044
4 1,044
5 1,073
6 1,069
7 1,061
8 1,059
9 1,099
10 1,118
11 1,149
12 1,166
13 1,177
14 1,179
15 1,198
16 1,193
17 1,186
18 1,229
19 1,241
20 1,221
21 1,238
22 1,228
23 1,246
24 1,272
25 1,304
26 1,334
27 1,360
28 1,414
29 1,458
30 1,475
31 1,480
32 1,498
33 1,565
34 1,605
35 1,674
36 1,715
37 1,801
38 1,884
39 1,986
40 2,022
41 1,983
42 1,933
43 1,879
44 1,850
45 1,811
46 1,805
47 1,412
48 1,746
49 1,633
50 1,594
51 1,541
52 1,516
53 1,528
54 1,555
55 1,514
56 1,472
57 1,546
58 1,599
59 1,600
60 1,700
61 1,793
62 1,900
63 2,042
64 2,231
65 2,210
66 2,096
67 1,306
68 1,396
69 1,692
70 1,631
71 1,665
72 1,608
73 1,447
74 1,247
75 1,315
76 1,329
77 1,307
78 1,224
79 1,127
80 1,096
81 1,035
82 957
83 870
84 804
85 735
86 664
87 602
88 507
89 417
90 348
91 291
92 238
93 204
94 134
95 111
96 87
97 67
98 44
99 33
over 100 55

Source is Statistics Bureau.

www.stat.go.jp/data/jinsui/2013np/

 

Hinoe-Uma (Fire Horse) superstition

In Japan, there is an ethnic 60 year calendar (sexagenary cycle). It is combined with 12 animals and 5 elements. Its 43rd combination is Fire-Horse.

There is a superstition that says, a woman born in a Fire-Horse year brings bad fortune to her husband. 

 

Related Topics

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

In terms of the cost of living information, you can download the Excel price list of goods I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.