Japan Loves Playing Pachinko
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This is probably no surprise, but the Japanese love playing games. They particularly love playing pachinko, a national pastime that resembles a cross between western slot machines and pinball where players are rewarded with tiny silver balls. These extremely loud, clanging balls are usually cashed in for tokens which are in turn swapped for real money. What is extremely surprising about this is that while the Japanese love gambling, casinos have literally only just been legalised throughout Japan. Where the heck have they been playing pachinko? Well, in pachinko halls, it turns out. Huge casino operators from around the world are so excited about this decision that they are quick to apply for a place in the brand new market. According to Michael Kaplan of 888casino, analysts believe that the Japanese gambling market could be worth as much as $40 billion each year once they get the dice rolling.
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Sleeping On the Job Is Encouraged
Plenty of people know about how ingrained the work ethic is within the Japanese culture, but what you may not know is they work so hard sleeping on the job is widely accepted. This is so common that the Japanese have created a term especially for it – inemuri. There are some rules, such as you must remain upright throughout, but those who indulge in inemuri are recognised as truly hard working business people. We have a sneaking suspicion that some employees may fake inemuri to avoid their bosses occasionally, its just human nature.
The Snaggle Tooth is in Style
This Earth is so full of so many different cultures, societies and styles it never ceases to amaze. Stay weird Japan, stay weird.
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