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In November, Konami is moving its arcade business out of its main gaming arm and into the amusement division, which is also home to pachinko and pachislot. This is part of a corporate reorganization. [Thanks, Aaron!]

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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.

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