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 Flounder in Japan, 1970-2014

Flounder is a type of fish that has a flat body. It is a common food in Japan. We call them "karei".

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Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications researches its price every month and calculates its price index. Interestingly the flounder price is in the down trend. 

The following data show the changes in the price indexes of flounder in Japan, 1970-2014, if the price in 2010 is taken as 100.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 100g flounder (yen)
1970 28.1 63
1971 30.8 69
1972 33.1 74
1973 38.4 86
1974 47.5 107
1975 52.1 117
1976 60.4 136
1977 72.7 164
1978 81.6 184
1979 91.7 206
1980 100.3 226
1981 101.3 228
1982 103.1 232
1983 109.6 247
1984 116.8 263
1985 120.3 271
1986 126.4 284
1987 131.7 296
1988 137 308
1989 144.2 324
1990 153 344
1991 163.3 367
1992 158.8 357
1993 156.2 351
1994 149.5 336
1995 147.3 331
1996 141.6 319
1997 135.6 305
1998 133.6 301
1999 131 295
2000 125.8 283
2001 127.7 287
2002 124.6 280
2003 120.5 271
2004 114.9 259
2005 113.3 255
2006 111.1 250
2007 108.9 245
2008 107.4 242
2009 103.5 233
2010 100 225
2011 97.4 219
2012 94.6 213
2013 90.6 204
2014 96.7 218

The next data show the changes in 100g flounder prices between 1975-2014.

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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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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.