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 Sardine/Anchovy in Japan, 1970-2014

Sardine and anchovy are common foods in Japan, and they are an item which is included in Comsumer Price Index calculation. Both are categolized into one item called "iwashi".

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Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications checks the prices of sardine every month. The following data shows the changes in the price indexes of sardine in Japan, 1970-2014.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 100g sardine (yen)
1970 32.0 35
1971 33.4 37
1972 31.1 34
1973 29.2 32
1974 32.6 36
1975 30.3 33
1976 30.1 33
1977 32.9 36
1978 31.2 34
1979 31.8 35
1980 33.8 37
1981 36.7 40
1982 38.0 42
1983 40.9 45
1984 40.9 45
1985 42.4 47
1986 42.4 47
1987 43.4 48
1988 44.6 49
1989 45.7 50
1990 50.0 55
1991 57.8 64
1992 56.9 63
1993 56.5 62
1994 56.0 62
1995 64.6 71
1996 83.2 92
1997 86.6 95
1998 92.9 102
1999 86.2 95
2000 90.2 99
2001 96.9 107
2002 113.4 125
2003 113.3 125
2004 109.7 121
2005 112.7 124
2006 109.0 120
2007 101.9 112
2008 105.3 116
2009 99.9 110
2010 100.0 110
2011 92.9 102
2012 90.4 99
2013 89.9 99
2014 103.9 114

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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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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.