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.

Trend of the Birth Rate in Japan

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare calculates the birth rate every year. They use the total fertility rate as the birth rate.  The following table shows the trend of the total fertility rate in Japan. The lowest rate 1.26 was recorded in 2005. In 2013, the rate was 1.43.

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Year Total fertility rate
1947 4.54
1948 4.40
1949 4.32
1950 3.65
1951 3.26
1952 2.98
1953 2.69
1954 2.48
1955 2.37
1956 2.22
1957 2.04
1958 2.11
1959 2.04
1960 2.00
1961 1.96
1962 1.98
1963 2.00
1964 2.05
1965 2.14
1966 1.58
1967 2.23
1968 2.13
1969 2.13
1970 2.13
1971 2.16
1972 2.14
1973 2.14
1974 2.05
1975 1.91
1976 1.85
1977 1.80
1978 1.79
1979 1.77
1980 1.75
1981 1.74
1982 1.77
1983 1.80
1984 1.81
1985 1.76
1986 1.72
1987 1.69
1988 1.66
1989 1.57
1990 1.54
1991 1.53
1992 1.50
1993 1.46
1994 1.50
1995 1.42
1996 1.43
1997 1.39
1998 1.38
1999 1.34
2000 1.36
2001 1.33
2002 1.32
2003 1.29
2004 1.29
2005 1.26
2006 1.32
2007 1.34
2008 1.37
2009 1.37
2010 1.39
2011 1.39
2012 1.41
2013 1.43

A society has to have greater than 2.08 total fertility rate in order to keep its population. 

Source is Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 人口動態調査

www.mhlw.go.jp/toukei/list/81-1.html

www.e-stat.go.jp/SG1/estat/List.do?lid=000001114055

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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.