Japan’s June Pachinko Parlor Sales, Activity

Following are the details of Japan’s pachinko parlor sales, activity and employment from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Tokyo.

Pachinko is a Japanese gambling game played on a machine similar to pinball.

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                         June       May     April     March      Feb.      Jan.
                         2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013
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                   -----------------------------YOY%---------------------------
Total sales            271.2%    262.3%    265.9%    281.2%    266.2%    271.5%
Number of machines     275.3%    275.6%    276.8%    277.4%    276.7%    276.0%
Employees              276.3%    278.8%    280.3%    275.5%    278.9%    275.4%
 Regular               221.9%    218.6%    219.4%    211.4%    214.6%    209.8%
 Other                 330.9%    339.7%    342.5%    339.4%    342.1%    340.6%
Establishments         221.8%    221.8%    221.8%    222.7%    222.2%    221.6%

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                         June       May     April     March      Feb.      Jan.
                         2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013
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                   ---------------------------(Yen bln)------------------------
Total sales           381.952   388.298   379.727   398.700   367.320   415.707
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Number of machines    610,587   611,421   613,159   610,072   608,164   607,103
Employees              34,718    35,061    35,178    34,512    35,115    35,109
 Regular               14,860    14,830    14,917    14,311    14,448    14,429
 Other                 19,858    20,231    20,261    20,201    20,667    20,680
Establishments          1,226     1,226     1,226     1,223     1,221     1,219
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SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

http://www.meti.go.jp

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