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.

Changes in the Prices of Bonito in Japan, 1970-2014

Bonito is a common food in Japan. We call them "katsuo". Japanese government checks the price of bonito monthly.

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The following data show the changes in the price indexes of bonito between 1970 and 2014, if the price in 2010 is taken as 100. The bonito price is unstable and it changes widely year by year.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 100g bonito (yen)
1970 29.3 66
1971 39.1 88
1972 36.6 82
1973 40.4 91
1974 47.4 107
1975 55.6 125
1976 58.2 131
1977 72.7 164
1978 59.6 134
1979 66.6 150
1980 75.7 170
1981 89.3 201
1982 89.5 201
1983 86.1 194
1984 75.7 170
1985 88.9 200
1986 80.4 181
1987 88.4 199
1988 85.2 192
1989 94.2 212
1990 115.5 260
1991 104.0 234
1992 114.0 257
1993 99.3 223
1994 105.4 237
1995 100.3 226
1996 117.1 263
1997 108.1 243
1998 110.6 249
1999 112.4 253
2000 95.8 216
2001 110.2 248
2002 115.7 260
2003 97.7 220
2004 110.0 248
2005 96.0 216
2006 102.9 232
2007 104.0 234
2008 107.7 242
2009 107.9 243
2010 100.0 225
2011 98.6 222
2012 105.0 236
2013 98.6 222
2014 110.0 248

The graph below shows the changes in 100g bonito prices in Japan, 1970-2014. 

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Source is Statistics Bureau. 消費者物価指数 (CPI) 結果

www.stat.go.jp/data/cpi/historic.htm

www.e-stat.go.jp/SG1/estat/Csvdl.do?sinfid=000011288549

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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.