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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.

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Changes in Sales of Books in Japan, 2004-2013

In 2013, the total sales of books and magazines were 2 trillion yen ($18 billion, €17 billion). The sales amount of books is decreasing year by year. The following shows the changes in sales amount of books and magazines from 2004 to 2013.

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Table : Changes in Sales of Books and Magazines, 2004-2013 (unit : billion yen)

Year Book Magazine Total
2004 942.9 1299.8 2242.8
2005 919.7 1276.7 2196.4
2006 932.6 1220.0 2152.5
2007 902.6 1182.7 2085.3
2008 887.8 1129.9 2017.7
2009 849.2 1086.4 1935.6
2010 821.3 1053.5 1874.8
2011 819.8 984.4 1804.2
2012 801.3 938.5 1739.8
2013 785.1 897.2 1682.3

Source is "Nihon Chosha Hansoku Center".

www.1book.co.jp/005330.html

 

Table : Changes in the Number of New Titles, 2000-2012 

Year Sales (x billion yen) New titles
2000 970.6 67522
2001 945.6 69003
2002 949.0 72055
2003 945.6 72608
2004 942.9 74587
2005 919.7 76528
2006 932.6 77722
2007 902.6 77417
2008 887.8 76322
2009 849.2 78555
2010 821.3 74714
2011 819.8 75810
2012 801.3 78349

Source is "Nihon Chosha Hansoku Center".

www.1book.co.jp/005000.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.