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This Saturday, folks in Japan lined up for Nintendo Switch pre-orders. While many were done online, some even braved the cold like these 50 souls waiting in Akihabara at 5am. A line that grew longer as the morning progressed.

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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.