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Next month in Japan, Pokémon is getting totally official “real escape games” in eight cities across the country to promote the upcoming Pokémon film. 

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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