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 Yokan in Japan, 1970-2014

Yokan is a Japanese sweet which is thick, jellied dessert made of red bean paste, sugar , and agar.

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Japanese government monitors the price of yokan every month.

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

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 100g Yokan (yen)
1970 19.7 47
1971 21.7 52
1972 23.4 56
1973 25.6 61
1974 34.9 83
1975 40.1 95
1976 42.8 102
1977 46.4 110
1978 48.0 114
1979 48.1 114
1980 52.1 124
1981 55.4 132
1982 58.1 138
1983 59.8 142
1984 60.5 144
1985 61.5 146
1986 62.0 148
1987 62.2 148
1988 62.6 149
1989 64.2 153
1990 66.2 158
1991 69.2 165
1992 71.0 169
1993 73.6 175
1994 76.8 183
1995 79.7 190
1996 81.9 195
1997 83.5 199
1998 88.0 209
1999 86.6 206
2000 90.9 216
2001 90.8 216
2002 91.1 217
2003 91.7 218
2004 92.9 221
2005 92.5 220
2006 94.5 225
2007 96.9 231
2008 99.9 238
2009 101.0 240
2010 100.0 238
2011 100.6 239
2012 101.4 241
2013 102.6 244
2014 104.3 248
     

The next data show the changes in 100g yokan 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.