Japan’s April Culture Center Sales, Activity

Following are the details of cultural center sales, activity and employment from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Tokyo.

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                        April      March       Feb.       Jan.       Dec.
                         2014       2014       2014       2014       2013
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                   -----------------------------YOY%---------------------------
Total sales              0.8%       2.5%       0.7%      -1.1%       0.1%
 Tuition                 0.4%       3.9%       0.8%       0.7%       1.8%
 Teaching material       8.3%     -36.9%      -2.9%     -22.3%     -23.6%
Number students         -2.1%      -2.1%      -2.5%      -1.7%      -2.1%
 New students           -2.7%     -17.2%       0.4%       6.5%      17.8%
Total courses            1.4%       0.5%       0.4%       0.5%       1.3%
Employees                4.3%       3.5%       2.9%       3.0%       2.4%
 Regular                 2.4%       1.5%       1.7%       1.9%       2.4%
 Other                   5.1%       4.3%       3.4%       3.5%       2.5%
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                        April      March       Feb.       Jan.       Dec.
                         2014       2014       2014       2014       2013
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 Lecturers              -1.7%      -1.6%      -1.7%      -1.2%      -0.8%
                   --------------------------(Yen bln)-------------------------
Total sales             2.830      2.000      1.968      2.288      1.975
 Tuition                2.671      1.958      1.913      2.211      1.928
 Teaching material      0.159      0.042      0.055      0.077      0.047
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Number students       471,684    462,675    449,381    478,220    480,157
 New students          16,229      7,337     12,206      7,368      7,655
Total courses          59,748     58,845     58,515     59,360     59,879
Employees               2,408      2,368      2,346      2,371      2,349
 Regular                  675        668        669        671        674
 Other                  1,733      1,700      1,677      1,700      1,675
Lecturers              39,056     38,662     38,270     39,176     39,469
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SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
     http://www.meti.go.jp

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