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

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Number of Students Who Learn Foreign Languages (except English) in High School

In most of high schools, students learn English. Besides English, some high schools offer other language classes such as Chinese lesson or French lesson. According to a survey by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, there were 1352 courses of learning other foreign languages in senior high schools in 2012.
The table below shows the number of the students who learn foreign languages (except English) in high schools.

  Senior high school Municipal or national schools Private schools Total
    Number of classes Number of students Number of classes Number of students Number of classes Number of students
1 Chinese 408 12,882 134 9,179 542 22,061
2 Korean 247 8,585 71 2,856 318 11,441
3 French 139 3,739 83 5,220 222 8,959
4 German 62 1,609 44 1,739 106 3,348
5 Spanish 76 1,834 24 587 100 2,421
6 Russian 18 425 5 124 23 549
7 Italian 8 212 3 68 11 280
8 Portuguese 12 142     12 142
9 Esperanto 1 27     1 27
10 Filipino 2 26     2 26
11 Indonesian 2 14 1 8 3 22
11 Arabic 1 21 1 1 2 22
13 Thai 3 7 1 11 4 18
14 Vietnamese 1 4 1 1 2 5
15 Latin     1 4 1 4
16 Persian 1       1 1
16 Turkish 1       1 1
16 Nepali 1       1 1
  Total 983 29,530 369 19,798 1,352 49,328

 

  Junior high school Municipal schools Private schools Total
    Number of classes Number of students Number of classes Number of students Number of classes Number of students
1 French     13 1,821 13 1,821
2 Chinese 1 115 11 336 12 451
3 Korean 1 115 5 249 6 364
4 Russian 1 115     1 115
5 Spanish     5 55 5 55
6 German     3 24 3 24
7 Italian     1  9 1 9
    3 345 38 2,494 41 2,839

Figure : Number of Students Who Learn Foreign Languages (except English) in Senior High School 

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Asian languages are popular. 27 teenagers study Esperanto and 4 learn Latin.

The statistics do not include students who learn foreign languages by themselves.  

Source is Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

www.mext.go.jp/component/a_menu/education/detail/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2013/10/09/1323948_02_1.pdf

 

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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.