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Is Pachinko Headed for Extinction in Japan?

Studies reveal huge drop in players, hall operators Casey Baseel reports: A grim mortality rate for pachinko parlor management companies shines a light on the poor health of the industry. I’ve lived in the same neighborhood of Yokohama for more [...]

Japanese Business Confidence Hits 11-Year High

Tokyo (AFP) – Confidence among Japan’s biggest manufacturers is at an 11-year high, a key central bank survey showed Friday, as the world’s number-three economy picks up pace. The bullish survey underscored how Japan’s [...]