"Before the Great East Japan Earthquake we were selling between 1,000 and 2,000 units a year," said the company's president, Yoshihisa Kazawa, 63. "After the damage estimates were released, sales started to soar. This year, we've been selling as many as 6,000 vests a month."
Source: Japanese hedging bets on surviving tsunami with life vests
By YOSUKE AKAI
August 25th 2013