2.24 trillion yen spent on books, magazines in 2004

Anonymous Patron writes Mainichi Interactive Reports From Japan A total of 2.24 trillion yen was spent on books and magazines in Japan in 2004, with sales fueled by South Korean publications and love stories, data has shown.

The sales were 0.7 percent higher than the previous year’s total — the first rise in eight years.

1 Yen = 0.00965398 US Dollars, or 0.00741363 Euros.”