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A Central League pennant for the Hiroshima Carp could be worth ¥33.1 billion (about $326 million) to Hiroshima Prefecture’s economy, a study concluded Wednesday.

Kansai University emeritus professor Katsuhiro Miyamoto’s conclusions took notice of the “Carp joshi” phenomenon of the club’s legion of female fans in spreading the impact of the team’s success far and wide.

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