Okinawa - Odds & Ends
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"PACHINKO is a pin ball game which has swept the nation since its
introduction in Nagoya in 1949. Pa-chin-ko is a
phonetic word describing the pressing of the lever - the
release of the metal balls - and their run through abstacles. Today
this is all automatic but the game has not lost its grip
on young and old. There are even "professionals" earning their
living with Pachinko."
I took this quote from
Japan from "A to Z", by Herbert Feid.
Please check out his site
for a lot of good information about Japan.
I heard a news report yesterday (2-5-98) stating that the City of
Nagano has temporarily outlawed playing Pachinko in any of its 56
Pachinko Parlors. Seems that the city leaders are worried that the
noise eminating from these establishments would cast unfavorable
aspersions upon the city which will be hosting an international
crowd during the Olympics!
Now, isn't that interesting!? *grin*
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