A man wearing a face mask at a pachinko parlour in Osaka. Photo: Kyodo

Japanese gamblers flock to pachinko parlours, undermining coronavirus restrictions

  • Japan has so far avoided the explosive surge in infections seen in other parts of the world, but the number has been steadily increasing
  • Pachinko parlours already operate in a legal grey area, skirting anti-gambling laws by giving winners prizes that they can exchange for cash off the premises
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A man wearing a face mask at a pachinko parlour in Osaka. Photo: Kyodo
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