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Pachinko bucks recession trend

Apr 3, 2009

Pachinko bucks recession trend

In the smoky Maruhan gambling parlor near Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, Shunichiro Nagasawa feeds a ¥1,000 bill into a pachinko machine, helping Japan’s biggest gaming industry beat the recession and Las Vegas. “It’s exciting — usually, after I lose many times, I win big ...