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Japan’s April Pachinko Parlor Sales, Activity (Table)

June 14, 2013

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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                        April     March      Feb.      Jan.      Dec.      Nov.
                         2013      2013      2013      2013      2012      2012
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                   -----------------------------YOY%---------------------------
Total sales            265.9%    281.2%    266.2%    271.5%     38.4%     36.0%
Number of machines     276.8%    277.4%    276.7%    276.0%     34.2%     33.7%
Employees              280.3%    275.5%    278.9%    275.4%     22.2%     24.7%
 Regular               219.4%    211.4%    214.6%    209.8%     34.7%     36.2%
 Other                 342.5%    339.4%    342.1%    340.6%     11.6%     14.7%
Establishments         221.8%    222.7%    222.2%    221.6%     34.5%     34.3%

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                        April     March      Feb.      Jan.      Dec.      Nov.
                         2013      2013      2013      2013      2012      2012
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                   ---------------------------(Yen bln)------------------------
Total sales           379.727   398.700   367.320   415.707   106.716    95.072
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Number of machines    613,159   610,072   608,164   607,103   167,438   165,606
Employees              35,178    34,512    35,115    35,109     9,059     9,235
 Regular               14,917    14,311    14,448    14,429     4,602     4,677
 Other                 20,261    20,201    20,667    20,680     4,457     4,558
Establishments          1,226     1,223     1,221     1,219       390       388
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SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

http://www.meti.go.jp

To contact the reporter on this story: Isaac Aquino in Tokyo at iaquino1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net


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