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 the Prices of Japanese Horse Mackerel in Japan, 1970-2014

Japanese horse mackerel (Carangidae) is one of the common fish in Japan. We eat them as grilled fish or dried fish. We call them "aji". Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has recorded the prices of Japanese horse mackerel every month since 1970. 

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The data below shows the changes in the price indexes of Japanese horse mackerel between 1970 and 2014. 

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 100g horse mackerel (yen)
1970 27.5 30
1971 31.1 34
1972 35.5 39
1973 45.0 50
1974 61.0 67
1975 63.8 70
1976 76.4 84
1977 112.8 124
1978 121.9 134
1979 129.1 142
1980 137.7 151
1981 156.3 172
1982 147.5 162
1983 135.4 149
1984 147.2 162
1985 140.8 155
1986 138.1 152
1987 136.0 150
1988 123.3 136
1989 121.8 134
1990 129.9 143
1991 133.7 147
1992 123.0 135
1993 122.5 135
1994 113.9 125
1995 112.5 124
1996 118.1 130
1997 115.7 127
1998 113.4 125
1999 109.8 121
2000 105.3 116
2001 111.3 122
2002 110.7 122
2003 103.3 114
2004 105.0 116
2005 101.3 111
2006 104.7 115
2007 102.2 112
2008 104.4 115
2009 101.4 112
2010 100.0 110
2011 97.0 107
2012 100.1 110
2013 97.9 108
2014 106.2 117

The next graph shows the changes in 100g horse mackerel prices in the market from 1970 to 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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English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.