People are seen through windows at a Dynam Pachinko parlour in Honjo, north of Tokyo
People are seen through windows at a Dynam pachinko parlour in Honjo, north of Tokyo August 4, 2014. Japan's once-booming pachinko industry, grappling with a greying customer base and the threat of new competition from casinos, is adopting a softer touch and smoke-free zones to lure a new generation of players, particularly women. Pachinko, a modified version of pinball, is a fading national obsession, with about 12,000 parlours nation-wide and one in thirteen people playing the game. But that figure is declining as the population shrinks and younger people prefer games on their mobile phones. Picture taken August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)
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