Not all pachinko parlors in Tokyo shut; 600 still investigated


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Now is NOT the time to visit 'sex-related establishments'!

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Berry Very is open in Chuorinkan right now. I can see it from here.

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They should all be shut down nationwide.

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If there were to ever an official classification of a non-essential business during a Pandemic let me introduce to you exhibit A: Pachinko parlors.

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Close them nationwide, or the zombies will spend their Golden Week traveling to and occupying the ones that are still open.

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Well, it’s about time! Now, close izakayas, family restaurants and night clubs and Tokyo ‘might’ have a chance of controlling the virus.

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They should be shut down permanently.

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How about Kabukicho ?.....I'm sure all the young girls are still working as busy as ever"

Are you offering to pay their salaries and take care of their childcare needs? Most of them are single mothers.

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Defeat coronavirus with 'shame'. Way to go.

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No close the rest.

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Wonder what the Pachinko Parlor addicts will be doing in the meantime ?

And will they find that there's actually something else better to do in life, than sit all day pouring ball bearings into a machine ?

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Aren‘t those palors owned by NK propreators?

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How about Kabukicho ?.....I'm sure all the young girls are still working as busy as ever"

Are you offering to pay their salaries and take care of their childcare needs? Most of them are single mothers.

Then obviously, they haven’t learned their lesson. That’s their choice if they choose that life. I feel sorry for their kids. Imagine if they har it from their peers and get bullied.

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NK will fire missiles just because of this. Maybe this is why Dear Leader is not feeling well lately.

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How about Kabukicho ?.....I'm sure all the young girls are still working as busy as ever"

I agree. I’m single and these girls should have a better perspective on life; even if they are single mothers. I’m single and I was taught better values and education. They’re not worth the whiskey in my opinion, no pun intended.

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Is there any need to pay Coronavirus Pandemic support money 100000jpy to these GAMBLERS. support money should reach to needy people

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David Claro

Good thing nobody cares about your option buddy.

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Pachinko parlours are the dark grey area of the gambling prohibition in Japan.

There has been no formal request for closing, why would they close?

They have zero reputation to lose.

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But they have most likely a lot to blackmail police or politicians...

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Well I guess it just goes to show that requesting businesses close, rather than mandating it, can still work! And by the way, the Japanese government cannot mandate that these companies close, so remember that, all of you posters on here who are calling for these businesses to close.

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Pachipro's line up well before the parlors even open to get a good machine. They are committed to their gambling addiction. Very difficult to get voluntary compliance from degenerate gamblers and the businesses who rely on them.

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I would like to see if any of the employees who are paid to work from home during this time are not at home as the company advised them to do but at the pachinko parlor. Why not show the peoples faces since its public domain.

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That’s quite the edit. Good Lord.

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Pachinko Parlors Status in Tokyo on April 28 according to SLOT ZANMAI website


On the other hand, Tokyo metropolitan government prematurely announced in this morning that the number of open store was "zero". Late afternoon (5 PM), they announced revised figure that there were still 4 stores open.

So about 98% of all Pachinko Parlors in Tokyo are now closed even before business name disclosure.

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A simple solution: Shut off the power supply.

If this annoys the Yakuza, well never mind.

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A simple solution: Shut off the power supply.

No need. More than 98% (out of about 740 stores) are already closed through persuasion.

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After the 'name and shame' how many pachinco and other establishments will still be open no matter what. I would like to see a followup on this in a few days, if that is possible?

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The Yakuza will not follow societal rules and regulations...never!

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