Take our user survey and make your voice heard.

Japan toy sales top ¥1 tril for 1st time, led by foreign tourists


The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.


©2024 GPlusMedia Inc.

Login to comment

Since that plastic toys is made up many tons of plastic part, obviously is not made in Japan. Most likely made in China, so China make some money of it.

-7 ( +3 / -10 )

Too bad it isn't due to more kids. Quite the opposite.

This is due to the fact that millions of grown Japanese men still play with toys.

-3 ( +5 / -8 )


You don't think that's the case in other countries?

Those tourists who buy these toys are also mostly adults

7 ( +7 / -0 )


What are you trying to say?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

I guess that from all the different things people could be spending money for recreation toys are still a positive one, at least they are not so easily related to negative behavior as other form of entertaiment.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

This is one of many reasons why Japan can't escape China. I personally know the biggest geeks and consumers of Japanese toys are from China. Of course, most of the Japanese toys factories are also in China as well.

-6 ( +0 / -6 )

These are mostly bought by kids ages 10-25, Japanese and travellers. Why would that bother anyone? Hello Kitty is as popular now as ever, with children, teens, and adults into their "golden years". No harm no foul.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

What's with all the silly talk about China here? Plastic toy parts can literally be made anywhere, so whoever makes them can only earn a slim profit at best. The bulk of the profit goes to the marketers who own the rights.

1 ( +2 / -1 )


I am thinking exactly the same thing

Glad you brought it up

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites