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.

Reasons Why People Don't Read Books (in Japan, 2016)

Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper coducted a survey "How Many Books Do You Read in a Month? (except magazine)" in September. According to it, 46% of Japanese people do not read any books in a month. Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper also asked them "Why don't you read books?" The following is the survey result of the reasons why people don't read books.

Table: Reasons Why People Don't Read Books (in Japan, 2016)

Reason %
I don't have time to read books. 49
I can get knowledge from sources other than books 32
I don't need to read books. 30
There are no interesting books. 28
I cannot read books, due to health issues. 10
I don't like reading. 8
Books are expensive. 6
I don't want to spend my money for books. 6
Other 2
No answer 1
   

Multiple answers allowed

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Source is Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, article on Oct 24 in 2016.

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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.