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 Shochu (distilled spirits) in Japan, 1970-2014

Shochu is distilled spirits. It is distilled from barley, sweet potatoes, or buckwheat. 

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

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

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 1.8L Shochu (yen)
1970 27.6 449
1971 29.8 485
1972 29.9 486
1973 33.1 538
1974 41.7 678
1975 45.0 732
1976 45.6 741
1977 47.7 776
1978 48.4 787
1979 49.3 802
1980 55.6 904
1981 61.1 993
1982 61.6 1002
1983 61.9 1006
1984 67.1 1091
1985 68.0 1106
1986 68.0 1106
1987 68.0 1106
1988 68.0 1106
1989 73.3 1192
1990 75.2 1223
1991 78.2 1272
1992 80.0 1301
1993 80.4 1307
1994 83.3 1354
1995 85.1 1384
1996 85.1 1384
1997 87.5 1423
1998 95.0 1545
1999 97.3 1582
2000 97.4 1584
2001 97.9 1592
2002 97.6 1587
2003 97.3 1582
2004 96.7 1572
2005 96.3 1566
2006 96.1 1563
2007 95.4 1551
2008 99.3 1615
2009 101.1 1644
2010 100.0 1626
2011 99.5 1618
2012 97.9 1592
2013 97.2 1580
2014 98.8 1606
     

The next graph shows the changes in 1800ml Shochu 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=000011288564

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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.