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Japan’s April Foreign Language School Sales, Activity

Following are the details of foreign language school services 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               4.4%      -1.1%       1.1%       0.8%       6.6%
 Tuition                  2.3%      -1.6%       0.0%      -1.7%       6.0%
 Teaching materials      24.8%       7.0%      21.2%      42.7%      13.9%
Number students           2.7%       1.9%       1.5%       0.1%       3.4%
 New students             7.3%      -0.5%       5.5%     -32.3%      20.6%
Total classes            11.6%       9.4%       5.9%       3.9%      12.2%
Establishments            0.5%       0.7%       0.6%       0.0%       0.2%
Employees                -2.3%      -2.6%      -3.1%       2.1%       3.2%
 Regular                  6.2%       5.0%       5.4%       3.7%       6.0%
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                         April      March       Feb.       Jan.       Dec.
                          2014       2014       2014       2014       2013
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 Other                   -7.8%      -7.7%      -8.7%       1.1%       1.4%
Instructors              -2.2%      -2.5%      -2.2%      -0.7%      -4.1%
 Regular                 -4.5%      -5.3%      -4.3%      -2.9%      -7.9%
 Other                   -1.1%      -1.1%      -1.2%       0.4%      -2.3%
                    --------------------------(Yen bln)------------------------
Total sales              7.217      6.276      6.189      6.170      6.665
 Tuition                 6.422      5.895      5.773      5.679      6.122
 Teaching materials      0.795      0.381      0.417      0.491      0.542
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Number students        372,278    379,803    376,735    371,750    380,975
 New students           16,486     11,909     13,680      8,781      9,614
Total classes (mln)      0.540      0.499      0.460      0.451      0.480
Establishments           3,712      3,729      3,722      3,699      3,699
Employees                5,619      5,587      5,590      5,892      5,873
 Regular                 2,425      2,418      2,422      2,383      2,371
 Other                   3,194      3,169      3,168      3,509      3,502
Instructors              9,992      9,977      9,970     10,127     10,184
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                         April      March       Feb.       Jan.       Dec.
                          2014       2014       2014       2014       2013
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 Regular                 3,112      3,116      3,107      3,151      3,163
 Other                   6,880      6,861      6,863      6,976      7,021
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SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

http://www.meti.go.jp

To contact the reporter on this story: Minh Bui in Hong Kong at mbui@bloomberg.net

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