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 Burdocks in Japan, 1970-2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of burdock monthly.

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The data below show the changes in the price indexes of burdock between 1970 and 2014, if the price in 2010 is taken as 100.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 1kg burdocks (yen)
1970 24.6 177
1971 23.7 171
1972 27.8 200
1973 34.1 246
1974 39.4 284
1975 56.9 410
1976 52.6 379
1977 52.6 379
1978 59.5 429
1979 51.4 371
1980 75.6 545
1981 75.3 543
1982 59.9 432
1983 81.1 585
1984 85.8 619
1985 64.3 464
1986 75.8 547
1987 71.4 515
1988 81.5 588
1989 85.1 614
1990 76.1 549
1991 112.6 812
1992 127.2 917
1993 97.5 703
1994 96.1 693
1995 85.9 619
1996 90.1 650
1997 80.5 580
1998 98 707
1999 97 699
2000 80.9 583
2001 81.4 587
2002 89.5 645
2003 98.4 709
2004 95.5 689
2005 87.3 629
2006 101 728
2007 96.5 696
2008 103.8 748
2009 102.1 736
2010 100 721
2011 108.5 782
2012 111.8 806
2013 103 743
2014 120.6 870

The next graph shows the changes in 1 kg burdocks price 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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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.