The number of such facilities plunged from 22,000 in 1989 to just 4,000 in 2019, and a number of well-known locations in Tokyo have shut for good since late last year.
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Chances are the green topping smeared on your fish was an artificial version that Japanese growers say is a world away from their "green gold."
The PS5 is priced at ¥49,980 ($500), like the Xbox Series X, while a version without a disk reader costs ¥39,980 ($400).
Koji Fukada says original ideas in the country's industry are lacking, and that art house cinema is in need of a financial boost.