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Nippon Ichi

   In America, when the local team wins, the town is set on fire. In Japan, however, fans burn through money at victory sales.

   Fukuoka prefecture calculated that a Japan Series win by the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks would lead to an economic windfall to the tune of ¥40,400,000,000 ($345,300,000). When the Hawks beat the Chūnichi Dragons in 2011, the economic effect of the win was ¥38,800,000,000.

   Revenue at department stores and other shops alone was expected to increase by ¥25,800,000,000 ($220,000,000) thanks to victory sales held throughout the prefecture.

   The GDP of Fukuoka prefecture is about $170 billion.

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