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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.

Calendar of Elementary School in Japan

Education

In Japan, the school year starts in April. Here is an example calendar of an elementary school in Tokyo, 2016 version. Elementary school students go to school for six years.

Day Event
6-Apr Opening ceremony, 1st semester begins
6-Apr Entrance ceremony
7-Apr School lunch starts
11-Apr Disaster drill
12-Apr Parents meeting (lower grades)
15-Apr Parents meeting (higher grades)
16-Apr Welcome event for 1st grade students
19-Apr Achievement test, nationwide (6th grade)
19-Apr School trip (3rd grade)
20-Apr Traffic safty training (1st grade)
21-Apr School trip (5th grade)
26-Apr School trip (4th grade)
28-Apr Farewell ceremony for transferring teachers/officials
9-May Attending a concert (5th grade)
11-May Disaster drill
12-May Home visitation by a teacher
13-May School trip (1st grade)
16-May Home visitation by a teacher
17-May Home visitation by a teacher
18-May Home visitation by a teacher
19-May Home visitation by a teacher
20-May School trip (2nd grade)
21-May Disaster drill
25-May 3 days school trip (6th grade)
26-May 3 days school trip (6th grade)
27-May 3 days school trip (6th grade)
4-Jun Physical performance test
13-Jun Swimming class starts
14-Jun Disaster drill
17-Jun School open day
18-Jun School open day
30-Jun Parents meeting (lower grades)
30-Jun Visiting a junior high school, to introduce it to 6th grade
1-Jul Parents meeting (higher grades)
5-Jul Social studies field trip (4th grade)
7-Jul Achievement test by Tokyo metropolitan gov. (5th grade)
8-Jul Disaster drill
19-Jul Last day of school lunch, 1st semester
20-Jul Closing ceremony
21-Jul Supplemental classes start
21-Jul Swimming class still continues in the break
July Parent-teacher-student meeting for students who want to go to private high school
27-Jul Supplemental classes end
4-Aug Swimming class has a break untill Aug 22.
8-Aug 3 days school trip (5th grade)
9-Aug 3 days school trip (5th grade)
10-Aug 3 days school trip (5th grade)
25-Aug Supplemental classes start
26-Aug Supplemental classes end
1-Sep Opening ceremony, 2nd semester begins
1-Sep School lunch starts
1-Sep Disaster drill
6-Sep Parents meeting (lower grades)
9-Sep Parents meeting (higher grades)
24-Sep Sports day
4-Oct Social studies field trip (5th grade)
7-Oct Social studies field trip (1st grade)
13-Oct Safty training, against crimes
14-Oct School open day
15-Oct School open day
18-Oct Sports competition held by the ward
25-Oct Choral festival (5th grade)
27-Oct Social studies field trip (3rd grade)
1-Nov Disaster drill
4-Nov Overnight workshop (4th grade)
5-Nov Overnight workshop (4th grade)
18-Nov Students' works exhibition
19-Nov Students' works exhibition
1-Dec Parent-teacher-student meeting
2-Dec Parent-teacher-student meeting
2-Dec Social studies field trip (6th grade)
3-Dec Job experience project (5th grade)
5-Dec Parent-teacher-student meeting
6-Dec Parent-teacher-student meeting
8-Dec Parent-teacher-student meeting
14-Dec Disaster drill
21-Dec Last day of school lunch, 2nd semester
22-Dec Closing ceremony
10-Jan Opening ceremony, 3rd semester begins
11-Jan Parents meeting (all)
23-Jan Disaster drill
27-Jan Long distance running time trial
3-Feb School open day
4-Feb School open day
7-Feb Guidance for new students
8-Feb Disaster drill
16-Feb Achievement test by ward gov. (4th grade)
18-Feb Farewell ceremony for 6th grade students
23-Feb School trip (6th grade)
23-Feb Parents meeting (lower grades)
25-Feb Ward music festival
28-Feb Parents meeting (higher grades)
7-Mar Disaster drill
22-Mar Last day of school lunch, 2nd semester
23-Mar Commencement ceremony
24-Mar Closing ceremony

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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.