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 Wage in Japan, 1997-2012

Currently, some big laborers unions are negotiating about their wages with their management teams. Some unions got good news. For instance, Toyota will raise the worker's wage by 4000 yen (per month). Last year, Toyota raised the wage by 2700 yen (per month), so this year the union has got better result.
However, only big companies can raise their wages and most of the companies cannot raise wages. According to Japanese Trade Union Confederation, our wages are decreasing from 1997 year by year. The following shows the trend of annual wages, 1985-2013. In the table, figures are the result of a like-for-like basis comparison (same gender, academic record, age, and length of service), if 1997 is taken as 100.

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Year Point (1997=100)
1985 79.1
1986 80.9
1987 81.7
1988 83.5
1989 86.6
1990 91.0
1991 95.3
1992 98.7
1993 99.8
1994 100.1
1995 99.5
1996 99.7
1997 100.0
1998 99.7
1999 97.8
2000 96.2
2001 95.7
2002 94.2
2003 92.1
2004 90.8
2005 91.1
2006 91.3
2007 91.8
2008 91.6
2009 89.8
2010 86.9
2011 87.4
2012 87.3
2013 86.1

Source is Japanese Trade Union Confederation.

www.jtuc-rengo.or.jp/roudou/shuntou/2014/shuukei_bunseki/03.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.