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 Junior High School in Japan

In Japan, the school year starts in April. Here is an example calendar of a junior high school in Tokyo, 2016 version. Junior high school students go to school for three years.

In November and December, students, parents and teachers discuss about students' career after junior high. These meeting are held twice.

Day Event
6-Apr Opening ceremony, 1st semester begins
7-Apr Entrance ceremony
8-Apr Orientation
11-Apr Achievement test
12-Apr Physical examination
14-Apr Dental check
14-Apr Medical check (1st grade)
15-Apr Parents meeting
19-Apr Achievement test, nationwide
20-Apr Home visitation by a teacher
21-Apr Home visitation by a teacher
22-Apr Home visitation by a teacher
25-Apr Home visitation by a teacher
26-Apr Home visitation by a teacher
6-May Parents meeting (1st grade)
6-May School trip orientation (3rd grade)
6-May Parents meeting fcor school clubs
11-May Eyes check
13-May Student general meeting
19-May Medical check (3rd grade)
20-May School open day
21-May School open day
22-May 3 days school trip (3rd grade)
23-May 3 days school trip (3rd grade)
24-May 3 days school trip (3rd grade)
26-May Medical check (2nd grade)
4-Jun Sports day
8-Jun Ontological check
15-Jun Physical performance test
21-Jun Achievement test (3rd grade)
22-Jun Term-end exam
23-Jun Term-end exam
24-Jun Term-end exam
27-Jun Swimming class starts
30-Jun School open day for elementary school students
July Parent-teacher-student meeting
6-Jul Achievement test for English (3rd grade)
7-Jul Achievement test by Tokyo metropolitan gov. (2nd grade)
19-Jul General meeting
20-Jul Closing ceremony
21-Jul Supplemental classes start, for lagging students
25-Aug One day school, for preparing 2nd semester
1-Sep Opening ceremony, 2nd semester begins
9-Sep Parents meeting
14-Sep 3 days school trip (1st grade)
15-Sep 3 days school trip (1st grade)
16-Sep 3 days school trip (1st grade)
23-Sep Student council election
23-Sep Swimming class ends
27-Sep Ward sports competition
29-Sep Midterm exam
30-Sep Midterm exam
3-Oct Achievement test (3rd grade)
14-Oct School open day
15-Oct School open day
25-Oct Choral festival
29-Oct School festival
7-Nov Parent-teacher-student meeting (3rd grade)
8-Nov Parent-teacher-student meeting (3rd grade)
9-Nov Parent-teacher-student meeting (3rd grade)
10-Nov Parent-teacher-student meeting (3rd grade)
11-Nov Parent-teacher-student meeting (3rd grade)
21-Nov Term-end exam
22-Nov Term-end exam
24-Nov Term-end exam
25-Nov Achievement test
1-Dec One day school trip (2nd grade)
5-Dec Parent-teacher-student meeting (3rd grade)
6-Dec Parent-teacher-student meeting (3rd grade)
7-Dec Parent-teacher-student meeting (3rd grade)
8-Dec Parent-teacher-student meeting (3rd grade)
9-Dec Parent-teacher-student meeting (3rd grade)
12-Dec Parent-teacher-student meeting (3rd grade)
21-Dec General meeting
22-Dec Closing ceremony
10-Jan Opening ceremony, 3rd semester begins
25-Jan Job experience project (2nd grade)
26-Jan Job experience project (2nd grade)
26-Jan Senior high school entrance exam for advanced students
27-Jan Job experience project (2nd grade)
3-Feb School open day
4-Feb School open day
10-Feb Guidance for new students
16-Feb Achievement test by ward gov. (1st grade)
24-Feb Senior high school entrance exam
27-Feb Term-end exam
28-Feb Term-end exam
1-Mar Term-end exam
2-Mar Result announcement of senior high school entrance exam
7-Mar One day farewell school trip (3rd grade)
9-Mar PTA general meeting
10-Mar Parents meeting
17-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.