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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.

Trend in Calcium Intake, 1975 to 2012, in Japan

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According to the national nutrition survey which was conducted by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, calcium intake among Japanese people is decreasing.

The following data show the trend in daily calcium intake per capita from 1975 to 2012 in Japan.

Figure : Trend in Calcium Intake, 1975 to 2012, in Japan per day per capita

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Year Calcium (mg)
1975 550
1980 535
1985 553
1990 531
1995 585
2000 547
2001 550
2002 546
2003 536
2004 532
2005 539
2006 534
2007 524
2008 505
2009 505
2010 503
2011 507
2012 499

Source is Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

www.e-stat.go.jp/SG1/estat/GL08020103.do?_toGL08020103_&listID=000001118468&requestSender=estat

www.e-stat.go.jp/SG1/estat/GL08020103.do?_xlsDownload_&fileId=000006864461&releaseCount=1

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It is recommended that a person should take more than 650 mg calcium a day. Current intake is far from the target figure.

Table : Dietary reference intakes of calcium, defined by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare 

  Men (mg per day) Women (mg per day)
Age Requisite amount Recommended amount Max Requisite amount Recommended amount Max
1 to 2 350 450 350 400
3 to 5 500 600 450 550
6 to 7 500 600 450 550
8 to 9 550 650 600 750
10 to 11 600 700 600 750
12 to 14 850 1,000 700 800
15 to 17 650 800 550 650
18 to 29 650 800 2,500 550 650 2,500
30 to 49 550 650 2,500 550 650 2,500
50 to 69 600 700 2,500 550 650 2,500
Over 70 600 700 2,500 500 650 2,500

The source of the table is www.mhlw.go.jp/file/04-Houdouhappyou-10904750-Kenkoukyoku-Gantaisakukenkouzoushinka/0000041955.pdf 

 

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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.