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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.

All Time Best-selling Books in Japan

A TV show THE MOST USEFUL SCHOOL IN THE WORLD introduced the all time best-selling books in Japan. Here is the list of those books.

 

No.1

Totto‐chan

written by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi

580.9 million copies

窓ぎわのトットちゃん 新組版 (講談社文庫)

 

No.2

The Path: Find Fulfillment through prosperity from Japan’s Father of Management

Konosuke Matsushita

520 million copies

道をひらく

 

No.3

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

J. K. Rowling

510 million copies

ハリー・ポッターと賢者の石 (1)

 

No.4

No One's Perfect

Hirotada Ototake

479.3 million

五体不満足 完全版 【講談社英語文庫】


No.5

The Wall of Fools

Takeshi Yoro

439.5 million

バカの壁 (新潮新書)

 

No.6

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

J. K. Rowling

433 million

ハリー・ポッターと秘密の部屋


No.7

A Great Revolution in the Brain World

Shigeo Haruyama

410 million

脳内革命―脳から出るホルモンが生き方を変える


No.8

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

J. K. Rowling

383 million

ハリー・ポッターとアズカバンの囚人 (3)

 

No.9

Who Moved My Cheese

Spencer Johnson

360.2 million

チーズはどこへ消えた?

 

No.10

Anglo-Japanese Conversation Manual

Kikumatsu Ogawa

360 million

Published in 1945

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Source is a TV show THE MOST USEFUL SCHOOL IN THE WORLD aired on 2015 May 23rd.

 

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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.