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 of Voter Turnout in Japan House of Representatives Elections

On December 14th, we will have an election of the House of Representatives. We do not have a big issue currently, so I guess the voter turnout is going to be low (around 59%). Dec 17 update: The actual turnout was 52.66%. 
The following data show the trend of the voter turnout in Japanese House of Representatives elections. An election of the House of Representatives is held on an irregular base. The prime minister determines when we have the election. Intervals vary from one year to at most four years.

Figure : Trend of Voter Turnout in Japan House of Representatives Elections

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Year Voter turnout
1946 72.08
1947 67.95
1949 74.04
1952 76.43
1953 74.22
1955 75.84
1958 76.99
1960 73.51
1963 71.14
1967 73.99
1969 68.51
1972 71.76
1976 73.45
1979 68.01
1980 74.57
1983 67.94
1986 71.40
1990 73.31
1993 67.26
1996 59.65
2000 62.49
2003 59.86
2005 67.51
2009 69.28
2012 59.32

Source is Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

www.soumu.go.jp/senkyo/senkyo_s/news/sonota/ritu/index.html

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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.