Japan’s March 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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                        March      Feb.      Jan.      Dec.      Nov.      Oct.
                         2013      2013      2013      2012      2012      2012
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                   -----------------------------YOY%---------------------------
Total sales            281.2%    266.2%    271.5%     38.4%     36.0%     34.7%
Number of machines     277.4%    276.7%    276.0%     34.2%     33.7%     34.7%
Employees              275.5%    278.9%    275.4%     22.2%     24.7%     25.0%
 Regular               211.4%    214.6%    209.8%     34.7%     36.2%     36.2%
 Other                 339.4%    342.1%    340.6%     11.6%     14.7%     15.3%
Establishments         222.7%    222.2%    221.6%     34.5%     34.3%     34.7%

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                        March      Feb.      Jan.      Dec.      Nov.      Oct.
                         2013      2013      2013      2012      2012      2012
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                   ---------------------------(Yen bln)------------------------
Total sales           398.700   367.320   415.707   106.716    95.072   100.737
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Number of machines    610,072   608,164   607,103   167,438   165,606   165,867
Employees              34,512    35,115    35,109     9,059     9,235     9,273
 Regular               14,311    14,448    14,429     4,602     4,677     4,699
 Other                 20,201    20,667    20,680     4,457     4,558     4,574
Establishments          1,223     1,221     1,219       390       388       388
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SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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