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 Pacific Saury in Japan, 1970-2014

Pacific sauries are reasonable price edible fish in Japan. We call them "san'ma".

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Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications researches the price of Pacific saury every month and calculates the Consumer Price Indexes of saury.

The following figure shows the changes in the price indexes of Pacific saury from 1970 to 2014, if the price in 2010 is taken as 100. The prices are very unstable. 

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 100g pacific saury (yen)
1970 60.7 41
1971 70 47
1972 58.8 39
1973 42.9 29
1974 45.4 30
1975 62.1 42
1976 83.8 56
1977 131.3 88
1978 103.5 69
1979 78.6 53
1980 83.6 56
1981 108.4 73
1982 155.4 104
1983 111.6 75
1984 95.3 64
1985 86 58
1986 113.9 76
1987 123.3 83
1988 106.9 72
1989 87.3 58
1990 99.6 67
1991 96.4 65
1992 88.4 59
1993 89.3 60
1994 87.8 59
1995 93.9 63
1996 126.5 85
1997 125.9 84
1998 124.2 83
1999 136.9 92
2000 138.4 93
2001 119.4 80
2002 121.1 81
2003 103.8 70
2004 105.3 71
2005 92.4 62
2006 97.1 65
2007 91.6 61
2008 95 64
2009 88.8 59
2010 100 67
2011 106.7 71
2012 96.3 65
2013 114.1 76
2014 115.8 78

The next figure shows the changes in 100g Pacific saury, 1970-2014.

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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.