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A Brief History of Pachinko: The Children’s Game That Became a Billion-Dollar Industry in Japan

Once a candy-store game, pachinko parlors attract millions of adults daily.

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If you’ve never been to Japan, you’ve certainly never heard of “pachinko”(パチンコ). If you’ve ever been to Japan, it’s impossible not to know the word.




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