Wedding costs rise in Japan despite economic slump
News On Japan via Japan Times -- Oct 20
Wedding costs are rising despite the nation's economic stagnation, a private-sector survey showed Thursday. The costs of wedding ceremonies and receptions averaged about ¥3.43 million in fiscal 2011, according to the survey by Recruit Marketing Partners Co., which publishes the bridal magazine Zexy.
The figure was up by ¥181,000 from the previous survey in fiscal 2009.
The per-guest costs totaled ¥54,000, the highest since the survey was first conducted in fiscal 2004.
China's television regulator has ordered a crackdown on dramas about the country's battles with Japan during and before World War Two and demanded they be more serious, state media said on Friday, following viewer complaints about ludicrous storylines. (Reuters )
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