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 Sea Bream in Japan, 1970-2014

Sea bream is a relatively expensive fish in Japan. Those are served at wedding ceremonies. We call them "tai".

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Japanese government checks the price of sea bream every month. The following data show the changes in the price indexes of sea bream from 1970 to 2014, if the price in 2010 is taken as 100.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 100g sea bream (yen)
1970 43.8 231
1971 50.8 268
1972 58.1 306
1973 66.8 352
1974 84.4 445
1975 100.7 531
1976 108.8 573
1977 120.9 637
1978 125.6 662
1979 129.1 680
1980 132.2 697
1981 132 696
1982 132.9 700
1983 130.6 688
1984 130.8 689
1985 131.8 695
1986 129.6 683
1987 127.1 670
1988 125.1 659
1989 128.7 678
1990 131.3 692
1991 129.3 681
1992 126.7 668
1993 121.5 640
1994 120 632
1995 117.9 621
1996 117 617
1997 116.5 614
1998 112.2 591
1999 103.5 545
2000 98.2 518
2001 101.2 533
2002 99.2 523
2003 91.8 484
2004 88.1 464
2005 86.4 455
2006 88.4 466
2007 103.6 546
2008 103.8 547
2009 100.1 528
2010 100 527
2011 103.9 548
2012 106.8 563
2013 108.6 572
2014 110.1 580

The data below show the changes in 100g sea bream price between 1970 and 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.