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 Melon in Japan, 1985 - 2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has checked the price of melon for 30 years. The following data show the trend of the price indexes of melon between 1985 and 2014, if the price in 2010 is taken as 100. 

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 1kg melons (yen)
1985 95.9 585
1986 96.1 586
1987 93.5 570
1988 100.5 613
1989 102.1 623
1990 105.5 644
1991 112.4 686
1992 114.3 697
1993 106.2 648
1994 97.6 595
1995 110 671
1996 104.2 636
1997 97.8 597
1998 97.7 596
1999 98.6 601
2000 87.6 534
2001 86.3 526
2002 86.4 527
2003 92.7 565
2004 93.2 569
2005 93 567
2006 98.3 600
2007 94.4 576
2008 95 580
2009 92 561
2010 100 610
2011 94.5 576
2012 98.5 601
2013 94.1 574
2014 102.5 625

The next graph shows the changes in 1kg melons price from 1985 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.