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 Lotus Roots in Japan, 1970-2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of lotus roots monthly.

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

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 1kg lotus roots (yen)
1970 34 390
1971 35.9 412
1972 34 390
1973 33.3 382
1974 38.7 444
1975 49.5 568
1976 56.1 644
1977 60.2 691
1978 55.6 638
1979 53.8 618
1980 70 804
1981 78.9 906
1982 78.5 901
1983 86.1 988
1984 68.4 785
1985 66.2 760
1986 71.5 821
1987 74.1 851
1988 83.3 956
1989 85.5 982
1990 87.2 1001
1991 89.5 1027
1992 99 1137
1993 120.6 1384
1994 106 1217
1995 76.7 881
1996 88.6 1017
1997 100.5 1154
1998 94.1 1080
1999 84.5 970
2000 78 895
2001 73.5 844
2002 77.5 890
2003 87.9 1009
2004 98.1 1126
2005 87.3 1002
2006 93.9 1078
2007 100.2 1150
2008 99.1 1138
2009 91.6 1052
2010 100 1148
2011 100.4 1153
2012 104.1 1195
2013 95.3 1094
2014 108.3 1243

The next graph shows the changes in 1 kg lotus roots 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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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.