Japan’s April Wedding Services Sales, Activity

Following are the details of Japan’s wedding 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                     7.2%      0.0%     -6.7%     83.0%     76.8%
Number of services handled     10.0%      1.4%     -5.1%     93.4%     61.5%
Employees                      -1.5%     -0.9%     -3.0%     -3.3%     -4.2%
 Regular                       -1.4%     -0.8%     -1.5%     -2.2%     -4.3%
 Other                         -1.5%     -0.9%     -3.9%     -4.0%     -4.1%
                           ----------------------(Yen bln)---------------------
Total sales                   17.409    11.107     5.931    11.632    21.460
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Number of services handled     6,067     3,715     1,934     3,941     6,931
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                               April     March      Feb.      Jan.      Dec.
                                2014      2014      2014      2014      2013
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Average operating days           8.1       5.3       3.7       5.7       8.2
Employees                     16,772    16,743    16,108    16,052    17,116
 Regular                       6,330     6,366     6,362     6,316     6,375
 Other                        10,442    10,377     9,746     9,736    10,741
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SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

http://www.meti.go.jp

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