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.

Most Common Surname in Tokyo

An IT company "名字由来 (Myoji yurai) net" researches Japanese surnames, and released their research about surnames in Tokyo. According to it, the most common surname in Tokyo is 鈴木 (Suzuki). Some of you might know a New York Yankees baseball player Ichiro Suzuki. His surname is most common in Tokyo. (But he is not from Tokyo, but from Aichi prefecture.)  

The researcher says, the trend of Tokyo's ranking is similar to the nationwide ranking.

Table : Ranking of Common Surname in Tokyo

Rank Surname Reading
1 鈴木 Suzuki
2 佐藤 Sato
3 高橋 Takahashi
4 田中 Tanaka
5 小林 Kobayashi 
6 渡辺 Watanabe
7 中村 Nakamura
8 伊藤 Ito
9 加藤 Kato
10 山本 Yamamoto
11 吉田 Yoshida
12 山田 Yamada 
13 清水 Shimizu 
14 斎藤 Saito 
15 石井 Ishii 
16 井上 Inoue 
17 佐々木 Sasaki 
18 木村 Kimura 
19 山口 Yamaguchi 
20 山崎 Yamazaki/Yamasaki
21 松本 Matsumoto 
22 石川 Ishikawa 
23 Hayashi
24 小川 Ogawa
25 橋本 Hashimoto 
26 金子 Kaneko 
27 池田 Ikeda 
28 阿部 Abe 
29 青木 Aoki 
30 中島 Nakajima/Nakashima

Source is news.mynavi.jp/news/2014/07/30/159/.

 

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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.