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A pachinko industry-related businessman was robbed of 30 million yen (about USD263,000) in cash in Chiryu city, Aichi Prefecture, on Oct. 5th. The crime took...
Larger pachinko companies, ordinarily quite conspicuous in their consumption of electricity, are going the extra mile in energy-tight Hokkaido by instituting rolling closures at their outlets as a special conservation measure that goes beyond turning off some neon signs.
The approximately 430 pachinko parlors in Hokkaido, like all other businesses and households in the earthquake-hit prefecture, are facing government demands to immediately reduce their consumption of electricity by at least 20 percent, forcing many to turn off their characteristic neon signs and elaborate internal lighting.
Maruhan, operator of the second-largest number of pachinko halls and number one in terms of sales, suffered a 7.6 percent decline in overall revenues...
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