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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.

Boy's School Swim Shorts = 1900 yen ($18.63 €13.48)

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My son bought his school swim shorts at his school for 1900 yen ($18.63 €13.48). The students in the school have to wear the same shorts. So my son had to buy them.

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Swimming lessons are mandatory in most of elementary schools and high schools in Japan.

The following shows the installation rates of school pools in elementary schools in Japan (in 2006).

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Prefecture Installation rate (%)
Hokkaido 36.6
Aomori 54.5
Iwate 83.7
Miyagi 95.7
Akita 93.4
Yamagata 83.2
Fukushima 92.4
Ibaraki 95.5
Tochigi 93.8
Gumma 94.8
Saitama 99.3
Chiba 96.5
Tokyo 98.9
Kanagawa 92.8
Niigata 93.2
Toyama 86.2
Ishikawa 89.0
Fukui 84.0
Yamanashi 81.0
Nagano 97.5
Gifu 94.6
Shizuoka 94.6
Aichi 94.6
Mie 86.5
Shiga 93.2
Kyoto 93.4
Osaka 92.3
Hyogo 94.0
Nara 95.1
Wakayama 75.0
Tottori 87.5
Shimane 71.0
Okayama 93.8
Hiroshima 84.3
Yamaguchi 81.5
Tokushima 73.8
Kagawa 93.5
Ehime 87.9
Kochi 75.6
Fukuoka 94.2
Saga 88.1
Nagasaki 68.2
Kumamoto 92.8
Oita 88.1
Miyazaki 92.4
Kagoshima 81.9
Okinawa 67.9

This is a kind of old data. But recently the government has not researched the installation rate of school pool.

Hokkaido and Aomori have lower rates. I guess it is too cold to hold a swimming lesson in those northern areas.

Source is Statistics Bureau.

www.e-stat.go.jp/SG1/estat/Xlsdl.do?sinfid=000002159011

www.stat.go.jp/data/ssds/5-18.htm

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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.