Japan’s August 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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                         Aug.       July       June        May      April
                         2013       2013       2013       2013       2013
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                   -----------------------------YOY%---------------------------
Total sales             -1.9%      -4.5%      -4.8%      -2.3%      -8.0%
 Tuition                -0.5%      -2.8%      -3.6%      -1.4%      -6.8%
 Teaching material     -16.9%     -26.6%     -16.1%      -0.7%     -18.5%
Number students         -2.4%      -3.3%      -3.2%      -3.6%      -3.6%
 New students          -21.0%      -9.6%     -18.0%       1.6%     -14.0%
Total courses           -0.2%       0.6%       0.3%       0.0%      -0.2%
Employees                0.8%       0.9%       1.6%       1.9%       1.5%
 Regular                -0.5%       0.2%       1.1%       2.2%       1.0%
 Other                   1.5%       1.3%       2.0%       1.9%       1.9%
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                         Aug.       July       June        May      April
                         2013       2013       2013       2013       2013
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 Lecturers              -2.5%      -0.8%      -0.9%      -2.1%      -2.3%
                   --------------------------(Yen bln)-------------------------
Total sales             1.742      2.175      2.562      1.919      2.324
 Tuition                1.691      2.116      2.472      1.864      2.182
 Teaching material      0.051      0.059      0.090      0.055      0.142
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Number students       464,761    472,420    492,570    480,414    472,609
 New students           5,394     11,211     10,922     10,475     23,885
Total courses          58,384     59,383     59,830     59,326     59,589
Employees               2,362      2,342      2,351      2,341      2,367
 Regular                  671        675        676        680        679
 Other                  1,691      1,667      1,675      1,661      1,688
Lecturers              38,145     39,240     39,554     38,677     39,106
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SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
     http://www.meti.go.jp
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