Pachinko National Book Award Finalist

Author: Min Jin Lee
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455563919
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From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan's finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee's complex and passionate characters--strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral ...

Winning Pachinko

Author: Eric Sedensky
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462904319
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Since the strategy involved in playing pachinko is pretty much invariable, it is
necessary to read only a few books to get the basics down pat. The problem lies
in distinguishing the truth that makes the books useful from the fiction that makes
them interesting. I do not try to discriminate between books that I consider to
contain more truth than others. I leave it to the reader to conduct his or her own
research and experiment with an individual style of play, based on what I have
written.

The Pachinko Connection

Author: Donald G. Moore
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595283470
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“True, but that's small potatoes when compared to the money coming from the
pachinko parlors. The pachinko business in Japan is a three-hundred-billion-
dollar a year business; even though playing pachinko for cash prizes is
supposed to be illegal.” Adam laughed. “I don't think there's a person in Japan,
including the police, who doesn't know that the prizes given in the parlors are
taken off the premises and exchanged for cash.” “Of course, and that's why the
game is so popular.

The Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Japanese Culture

Author: Sandra Buckley
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415481526
Size: 80.90 MB
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Pachinko is a vertical pinball game that is often claimed to be the single most
popular leisure activity in the country. Once an inexpensive game where
winnings were traded in for small prizes, biscuits, chocolates or cigarettes,
Pachinko is now far more professionalised both in terms of gaming technology
and the skill base of players. The clammer of ball bearings, clatter of mechanisms
, dinging of bells and ubiquitous loud music entice passers-by in off the streets to
line up for their ...

The Culture Of Japan As Seen Through Its Leisure

Author: Sepp Linhart
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791437919
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19 Ti me, Space, and jV\ov\(^y {Sultural Dimensions of the ''Pachinkc/'^ame
Pachinko: For some people it is a mere pastime, for some it is hard work, for
others an unpleasant nuisance, and for many others an enigma, but actually it is
the most common form of gambling in Japan. This chapter sets out to explain the
context in which pachinko has developed and maintained its appeal for "pleasure
-seeking" Japan. I want to argue that particular notions of time and space are
embedded in ...

Sayonara

Author: James A. Michener
Publisher: Dial Press
ISBN: 080415144X
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They got along together fine except that Watanabe-san had a mistress even more
compelling than a geisha: he was mad-crazy to play pachinko. He spent all his
money at pachinko and all his spare hours at the pachinko parlor. When the
police closed the parlor each night at eleven he would reluctantly come home
and we would hear fat Mrs. Watanabe shouting derisively, “Here comes Pachinko
-san! Dead broke!” The pachinko parlor stood on the corner nearest the canal, ...

The Big Red Fez

Author: Seth Godin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743227905
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In Japan, there are thousands of pachinko parlors. For some reason, the
obsession never caught on here, and that's a shame. It turns out that pachinko is
a terrific way to think about the challenges facing web marketers. A pachinko
machine is a bit like a pinball machine, but the differences are important. First, it's
upright, so the balls fall much faster. Second, you buy balls by the hundreds, and
shoot them as fast as you can, with repeated twangs of your thumb on the
launcher. It's called ...

Historical Dictionary Of Tokyo

Author: Roman Cybriwsky
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081087489X
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PACHINKO. This popular Japanese pinball game is played by adults in
thousands of “pachinko parlors” across the country, many hundreds of which are
in Tokyo. It is an addiction for many people. The game involves the mechanical
manipulation of a steady stream of small steel balls, which are purchased from
the gaming establishment, as they fall down a vertical game surface into
designated chutes so that they accumulate as winnings instead of being lost in
default pockets.