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Gaming addictions have increased in Japan, according to recent reports from counseling services and treatment centers. Counseling services have received hundreds of requests for consultations over the past year.

Futoko Shien Center, a Nagoya-based association offering counseling services for various youth issues, said it had received 327 individual requests for consultation for online game addiction from the beginning of this year to July.

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