Japan’s May 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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                          May     April     March      Feb.      Jan.      Dec.
                         2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      2012
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                   -----------------------------YOY%---------------------------
Total sales            262.3%    265.9%    281.2%    266.2%    271.5%     38.4%
Number of machines     275.6%    276.8%    277.4%    276.7%    276.0%     34.2%
Employees              278.8%    280.3%    275.5%    278.9%    275.4%     22.2%
 Regular               218.6%    219.4%    211.4%    214.6%    209.8%     34.7%
 Other                 339.7%    342.5%    339.4%    342.1%    340.6%     11.6%
Establishments         221.8%    221.8%    222.7%    222.2%    221.6%     34.5%

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                          May     April     March      Feb.      Jan.      Dec.
                         2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      2012
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                   ---------------------------(Yen bln)------------------------
Total sales           388.314   379.727   398.700   367.320   415.707   106.716
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Number of machines    611,421   613,159   610,072   608,164   607,103   167,438
Employees              35,061    35,178    34,512    35,115    35,109     9,059
 Regular               14,830    14,917    14,311    14,448    14,429     4,602
 Other                 20,231    20,261    20,201    20,667    20,680     4,457
Establishments          1,226     1,226     1,223     1,221     1,219       390
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SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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