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.

Solar Cell Market Share in Japan, 2013

Recently, many houses or buildings have solar panels on their roof for photovoltaic generation. So, currently the solar cell market is expanding. According to Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association, the total shipment in 2013 was 8.5 million kW (www.jpea.gr.jp/pdf/statistics/module_all.pdf). It was 2.2 times volume of 2012's.

Nikkei newspaper estimated the last year's (2013) market share of solar cell in Japan as the following.

Figure: Solar Cell Market Share in Japan, 2013 

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Manufacturer Market share (%)
Sharp 22.7
Kyocera 14.0
Solar Frontier 12.4
Panasonic 8.1
Mitsubishi 6.7
Others 36.1

Many companies make solar cells. Total 47 companies join in Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association.

The source of the market share is Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun newspaper, the article on 2014 July 28th.

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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.