Japan’s defiant Pachinko parlours

The Hindu | May 23, 2020 at 4:48 PM
  • If Japan were to be represented by a single icon, the list of contenders would run from a streaking bullet train to a cutesy Hello Kitty.
  • Yuriko Koike, the Tokyo Governor, made daily threats about naming and shaming the capital’s emergency-violating pachinko halls.
  • Cooperative associations of entertainment facilities are busy establishing guidelines for reducing the number of machines available to play on, to prevent customers from sitting side by side.