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Akira Sakuma, creator of the Momotetsu train games, was rushed to the ER on New Year’s Day after suffering a heart attack. His family posted this image to Twitter, saying he’s still in the ICU, but is conscious and doing “very” well. We wish him a full recovery.

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.