Many people playing Pachinko. (Source: Minoru Yokoyama, Professor Emeritus of Kokugakuin University in Tokyo)
Issue of Global Security:
Criminology – Development of Legal Gambling and Lottery in Japan //
Under Japanese Penal Code gambling and lottery are prohibited. However, several kinds of gambling and lottery have been legalized to promote some policy after World War II. Minoru Yokoyama, Professor Emeritus of Kokugakuin University in Tokyo, member of our editorial team, analyzes why and how the lottery and gambling
such as betting at a race of a race of bicycles, horses, motorcycles and boats have been legalized from the historical point of view in addition to legalizing Pachinko (a kind of pinball game) as a legal game.
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