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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.

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

Number of Kids Has Been Decreasing for 36 Years in Japan

May 5th is the Children's day in Japan. Every year Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications reports the number of children on May 4th. According to it, the number of children has been decreasing since 1982. The portion of children has been decreasing also since 1975.

Figure 1: The changes in the number of children (0-14 year-old) in Japan, 1950-2017

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Year Population Population of Under 15  Percentage of under 15
1950 83,200,000 29,430,000 35.4
1955 89,280,000 29,800,000 33.4
1960 93,420,000 28,070,000 30.0
1965 98,270,000 25,170,000 25.6
1970 103,720,000 24,820,000 23.9
1975 111,940,000 27,230,000 24.3
1980 117,060,000 27,520,000 23.5
1985 121,050,000 26,040,000 21.5
1990 123,610,000 22,540,000 18.2
1995 125,570,000 20,030,000 16.0
2000 126,930,000 18,510,000 14.6
2005 127,770,000 17,590,000 13.8
2010 128,060,000 16,840,000 13.1
2015 127,090,000 15,950,000 12.5
2016 126,980,000 15,880,000 12.5
2017 126,790,000 15,710,000 12.4
       

The data of 2017 is provisional. They will be adjusted later.

Source is Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

http://www.stat.go.jp/data/jinsui/topics/topi1010.htm

http://www.stat.go.jp/data/jinsui/topics/pdf/topics101.pdf

 

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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.