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 Natto in Japan, 1970-2014

Natto is a kind of strange food in Japan. It is made from soybeans fermented with Bacillus subtilis var. natto. Natto is a common food in Japan, but some Japanese persons cannot eat natto because of its powerful smell, strong flavor, and slimy texture. I can eat natto without any problem.

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Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of natto monthly. It means natto is sold widely in Japan.

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

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 150g natto (yen)
1970 26.4 27
1971 29.9 30
1972 31.1 32
1973 51 52
1974 60.7 62
1975 60.6 62
1976 60.3 62
1977 62 63
1978 63 64
1979 62.9 64
1980 65.9 67
1981 70.9 72
1982 71.9 73
1983 73.2 75
1984 74.5 76
1985 75.6 77
1986 81.4 83
1987 82.4 84
1988 83.2 85
1989 85.4 87
1990 89.5 91
1991 104.2 106
1992 111.1 113
1993 114.8 117
1994 118.7 121
1995 119.5 122
1996 120.8 123
1997 124.2 127
1998 124.9 127
1999 125.5 128
2000 125.6 128
2001 126 129
2002 123.6 126
2003 121 123
2004 119.8 122
2005 118.1 120
2006 115.6 118
2007 113.7 116
2008 111.3 114
2009 104.5 107
2010 100 102
2011 100.1 102
2012 96.8 99
2013 94.5 96
2014 95.5 97

The next graph shows the changes in 150g natto 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.