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 Onion in Japan, 1970-2014

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

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

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 1kg onions (yen)
1970 37.7 87
1971 41.3 95
1972 27.1 63
1973 42.4 98
1974 53.6 124
1975 42.1 97
1976 66.1 153
1977 58.9 136
1978 51.1 118
1979 54 125
1980 58 134
1981 100.1 231
1982 62.7 145
1983 61.2 141
1984 91.9 212
1985 57.8 134
1986 58 134
1987 56.2 130
1988 71 164
1989 70.6 163
1990 76.1 176
1991 79.9 185
1992 65.1 150
1993 75.7 175
1994 84.1 194
1995 90.8 210
1996 77 178
1997 74.8 173
1998 89 206
1999 78.1 180
2000 73.1 169
2001 76.3 176
2002 67.5 156
2003 81.7 189
2004 80.8 187
2005 84.9 196
2006 84.4 195
2007 79.1 183
2008 77.1 178
2009 84.1 194
2010 100 231
2011 100.6 232
2012 94 217
2013 89.4 207
2014 107.7 249

The next graph shows the changes in 1 kg onions 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.