Sunday, September 2, 2007

The Driver Of Japanese Industry

Anime is a big business right? We go to anime conventions where people buy truckloads of stuff. Isn't it as popular in Japan?

In Japan, anime makes 2 trillion yen a year in profit. However, also in Japan, love hotels (hotels that charge by an hourly rate, and tend to contain sexual aids and enhancements in the rooms), clear 4 trillion yen a year in profit.

Some other factoids to consider:

1% of the entire Japanese propulation checks into a love hotel each day. With a population of around 130 million, that would be 1.3 million.

Half of all sex in Japan is had in love hotels. Seriously, people pay for the privilege of having sex. Well, not so much different here, I suppose. I guess the vast majority of Japanese are having affairs, which necessitates the need to get out of the house.

Original Story Here

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