OK, OK, so you’re not “expensive” but you probably do make a profit.

No, we do not. The extra charge we ask you to pay (Approx. €10,-) covers: Part of our printing cost. Part of the web hosting (if we organise 2 trips a year and have a combined total of 24 persons at least, then all costs might be covered). We do on occasion, get a larger apartment offered for our representatives for the price of a small one by the Apartment rental organisation in Japan or we sometimes get a discount on the representatives air fare or he or she gets a better seat for the same amount. This is hardly a recurring thing though.