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 Prawns in Japan, 1975-2014

Japan imports a lot of prawns from south-eastern Asia counties and India. 

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Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has recorded the prices of imported prawns since 1975. The following figure shows the changes in the price indexes of imported prawns from 1975 to 2014, if the price in 2010 is taken as 100.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 100g prawns (yen)
1975 96.8 227
1976 129.8 304
1977 140.8 329
1978 144.5 338
1979 151.5 355
1980 154.9 362
1981 150.1 351
1982 167 391
1983 186.4 436
1984 179.6 420
1985 174.7 409
1986 163.2 382
1987 148.8 348
1988 138.2 323
1989 133.8 313
1990 131.9 309
1991 132.5 310
1992 129.3 303
1993 126.5 296
1994 124.5 291
1995 123.2 288
1996 122.3 286
1997 128.4 300
1998 139.3 326
1999 134.4 314
2000 131.6 308
2001 129.7 303
2002 125.9 295
2003 121.2 284
2004 114.2 267
2005 108.9 255
2006 108.4 254
2007 111.8 262
2008 108.8 255
2009 102.8 241
2010 100 234
2011 99.6 233
2012 109.5 256
2013 116.4 272
2014 137.8 322

The next graph shows the changes in 100g prawns price from 1975 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

Related Topics

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.