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 Iron Intake, 1975 to 2012, in Japan

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare conducts the national nutrition survey every year. According to the survey, iron intake is decreasing rapidly. The data below shows the trend in iron intake per day per capita, 1975 to 2012, in Japan.

Figure : Trend in iron intake per day per capita, 1975 to 2012, in Japan

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Year Iron (mg)
1975 13.4
1980 13.1
1985 10.8
1990 11.1
1995 11.8
2000 11.3
2001 8.2
2002 8.1
2003 8.1
2004 7.8
2005 8.0
2006 7.9
2007 7.8
2008 7.7
2009 7.8
2010 7.4
2011 7.5
2012 7.4

Professor Chizuko Maruyama of Japan Women's University says people are not eating "green and yellow vegetables", "leafy vegetables", and "seaweed" so much anymore, and it causes decreasing of iron intake (vegetable.alic.go.jp/yasaijoho/joho/1208/joho01.html).

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Intake data 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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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.