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Pachinko

Pachinko
A Book

by Min Jin Lee

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-01-12
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 9782368125250
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pachinko

Pachinko
The New York Times Bestseller

by Min Jin Lee

  • Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
  • Release : 2017-02-23
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 1786691345
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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* The million-copy bestseller* * National Book Award finalist * * One of the New York Times's 10 Best Books of 2017 * * Selected for Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf book club * 'This is a captivating book ... Min Jin Lee's novel takes us through four generations and each character's search for identity and success. It's a powerful story about resilience and compassion' BARACK OBAMA. Yeongdo, Korea 1911. In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married yakuza, the family face ruin. But then Isak, a Christian minister, offers her a chance of salvation: a new life in Japan as his wife. Following a man she barely knows to a hostile country in which she has no friends, no home, and whose language she cannot speak, Sunja's salvation is just the beginning of her story. Through eight decades and four generations, Pachinko is an epic tale of family, identity, love, death and survival.

Winning Pachinko

Winning Pachinko
The Game of Japanese Pinball

by Eric Sedensky

  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Release : 2012-07-09
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 1462904319
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pachinko, a game played by over 30 million Japanese, is synonymous with glaring lights, mind-rattling noise and smoke-choked parlors. To the uninitiated, the game's phenomenal popularity is nothing less than an enigma. The unofficial truth is that pachinko is one of Japan's biggest forms of gambling. For non-Japanese, the hush surrounding this money-making aspect has contributed to misunderstandings about the game. Now, with Winning Pachinko Eric Sedensky opens parlor doors to the English-speaking world and guides readers through the essentials of play - where to buy balls, how to select a machine, and most importantly, how and where to claim one's booty of cool cash. A glossary of pachinko terms, useful diagrams, and photographs accompany the text.

The Ultimate Pachinko Guide - How to Play Japanese Pachinko Today

The Ultimate Pachinko Guide - How to Play Japanese Pachinko Today
A Book

by Toosharn Haszard

  • Publisher : Toosharn Haszard
  • Release : 2017-05-17
  • Pages : 29
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The pastime of "Pachinko" is a great mystery to visitors to Japan. What is it? Is it fun? How can it be played? In this book I explain Pachinko in detail so you can enjoy it for yourself on your next trip to Japan. The book covers all you need to know over 7 chapters including how to find a parlour, how to operate the machine, how to "read" the machine and how to cash out. I have included my own photographs of actual pachinko machines in Japan to help you understand the different aspects of the game. There is also a handy Japanese/English glossary covering many pachinko-related words and phrases. I recommend this book to anyone visiting Japan that wants to try something new as well as fans of Japanese anime, drama, games, slot machines or gambling. This is the definitive guide to a unique and compelling Japanese pastime that you have to try!

The Pachinko Connection

The Pachinko Connection
A Book

by Donald G. Moore

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2003-07-01
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 0595283470
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Pachinko Connection takes the reader into a world of espionage, extortion and perversion, as CIA operative Adam Carver and pachinko parlor owner Noriko Kaneda attempt to follow the trail of money extorted from gambling halls in Japan and sent to North Korea, where, it is suspected, it is being used to help fund the development and sale of weapons of mass destruction.

The Pachinko Girl

The Pachinko Girl
Part I

by Vann Chow

  • Publisher : Publishing House
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An unforgettable, breathless debut fiction by author Vann Chow, THE PACHINKO GIRL is the winning selection of a Canadian book award. Its colossal story has been regarded as a mix of psychological thriller, murder mystery, corporate espionage and more. The book also exposes a slew of human rights issues such as gender inequality, hyper-sexualization of teens, homosexual discrimination, racial discrimination, and workplace bullying among others in Japan through the eyes of a foreigner with his friends from different walks of lives and professions in her debut fiction series. Synopsis: An American businessman Smith who loved to linger in Pachinko parlors every night in his lonely life as a foreigner in Tokyo met Misa, a young Japanese hostess working there by chance. He quickly found out that Misa was entangled into a web of gang-controlled business operations that involved illegal drugs distribution, money laundering and prostitution beneath the harmless facade of Pachinko casinos. Knowing her personal woes, he gave her his winnings to help her out to survive a difficult patch and change paths. That large sum of money quickly incriminated them to false accusation of engaging in sex trade. Meanwhile, a film director Tanaka investigated the death of his idol Sergey Ribery, the legendary French arthouse movie-maker who happened to have filmed Misa in his last work in which she was seemingly strangled to death in the story. Tanaka sought the help of a psychologist who may shed some light into the strange casts of characters involved in the case, but the doctor was later murdered. Who did this? And what was he or she trying to cover up? THE PACHINKO GIRL is a colossal, twisted murder mystery written in four parts. This is the first book and it promises to run like a movie.

Rainy Day Ramen and the Cosmic Pachinko

Rainy Day Ramen and the Cosmic Pachinko
A Book

by Gordon Vanstone

  • Publisher : Monsoon Books
  • Release : 2021-03-01
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 191204983X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After three years in Japan, Fred Buchanan is broke, unemployed and engaged in a telepathic turf war with a feral cat behind an Okinawa convenience store. Thus begins his metaphysical odyssey back to Tokyo. Along the way, symbols and sages materialize in the form of a two-fingered jazz musician, the faded tattoo on an ex-yakuza lover, an odd brood of internet cafe refugees, the kite flyer of Kabukicho and Yukie, an alluring hostess with strips of delicious thigh and strange power imbued in the etched eye on her fingernail. Charging through Shinjuku’s neon jungle, enveloped in a boozy, nicotine-stained haze, past and present collide as an empty orchestra croons a slow dance of people and place, memory and madness, loss and love. All the while, Fred struggles to be an agent of his destiny and not another ball bearing bouncing through the cosmic pachinko. Rainy Day Ramen and the Cosmic Pachinko is told as a uniquely clever mix of Murakami-esque magical realism and gonzo Japan travelogue.

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
A Book

by Min Jin Lee

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2017-02-07
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1455563919
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan (San Francisco Chronicle). NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 * A USA TODAY TOP TEN OF 2017 * JULY PICK FOR THE PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CLUB NOW READ THIS * FINALIST FOR THE 2018DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE* WINNER OF THE MEDICI BOOK CLUB PRIZE Roxane Gay's Favorite Book of 2017, Washington Post NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER * USA TODAY BESTSELLER * WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER * WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER "There could only be a few winners, and a lot of losers. And yet we played on, because we had hope that we might be the lucky ones." In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations. Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan's finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee's complex and passionate characters--strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis--survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history. *Includes reading group guide*

Pachinko

Pachinko
A Book

by Min Jin Lee

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9789177951292
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Japan

Japan
Why It Works, Why It Doesn't

by James Mak,Shyam Sunder,Shigeyuki Abe,Kazuhiro Igawa

  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 1997-10-01
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9780824819675
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection of twenty-six essays furnishes concise explanations of everyday Japanese life in simplified economic terms. They begin with such questions as, Do Japanese live better than Americans? Why don't Japanese workers claim all their overtime? Why don't Japanese use personal checking accounts? Why do Japanese give and receive so many gifts? The essays are written in non-technical, accessible language intended for the undergraduate or advanced placement high school student taking an economics course or studying Japan in a social science course. The general reader will find the book a fascinating compendium of facts on Japanese culture and daily life.

The Pachinko Woman

The Pachinko Woman
A Book

by Henry Mynton

  • Publisher : William Morrow & Company
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN : 9780688161705
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Helim Kim, a beautiful Korean businesswoman with complex and dangerous ties to North Korean, Japanese, and American espionage interests, falls in love with an unsuspecting Los Angeles lawyer and desperately tries to keep her secrets from threatening him. 25,000 first printing.

Pachinko

Pachinko
roman

by Min Jin Lee

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9789029093286
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Pachinko Girl

The Pachinko Girl
Winner of the 2016 Wattys Award

by Vann Chow

  • Publisher : Tokyo Faces
  • Release : 2018-10-05
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9781726745970
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Emotionally complex and filled with passion. I am sure it will captivate readers from East and West." "Vann has a unique knowledge of Japan." Winner of the Wattys Award. An unforgettable, breathless debut fiction by author Vann Chow, THE PACHINKO GIRL is the winning selection of an international book award with over one hundred forty thousand submissions. While the book appears to be a murder mystery, the author explores and exposes a slew of human rights issues such as gender inequality, hyper-sexualization of teens, homosexual discrimination, racial discrimination, and workplace bullying among others in Japan through the eyes of a foreigner with his friends from different walks of lives and professions in her seminal debut fiction series.Synopsis: An American businessman Smith who loved to linger in Pachinko parlors every night in his lonely life as a foreigner in Tokyo met Misa, a young Japanese hostess working there by chance. He quickly found out that Misa was entangled into a web of gang-controlled business operations that involved illegal drugs distribution, money laundering and prostitution beneath the harmless facade of Pachinko casinos. Knowing her personal woes, he gave her his winnings to help her out to survive a difficult patch and change paths. That large sum of money quickly incriminated them to false accusation of sex trade. Meanwhile, a film director Tanaka investigated the death of his idol Sergey Ribery, the legendary French arthouse movie-maker who happened to have filmed Misa in his last work in which she was seemingly strangled to death in the story. Tanaka sought the help of a psychologist who may shed some light into the strange casts of characters involved in the case, but the doctor was later murdered. Who did this? And what was he or she trying to cover up?

Daily Report

Daily Report
East Asia

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Look Japan

Look Japan
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Japan Quarterly

Japan Quarterly
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pachinko Road

Pachinko Road
Walk with Me

by Craig Mod

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-06
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780998221489
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dreaming Pachinko

Dreaming Pachinko
A Book

by Isaac Adamson

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2003-05-06
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0060516232
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tokyo, July 2001: Hard-boiled reporter Billy Chaka is back in the neon metropolis interviewing a has-been pop singer turned pachinko fanatic for Youth in Asia magazine. Looks like an easy assignment until he witnesses a beautiful young woman suffer a seizure in the Lucky Benten pachinko hall. When she is later found dead beneath the expressway, Chaka becomes embroiled in an apparent blackmail plot involving a Ministry of Construction official, a brash nineteen-year-old girl, a shadowy entity known only as "Mr. Bojangles," and four silent figures who have a penchant for showing up uninvited inside Chaka's hotel room. As the bodies pile up and the mystery deepens, Chaka must untangle the lies, obsessions, and seemingly supernatural events that link the dead woman to a forgotten, bloody incident from the desperate closing days of World War II. Spellbinding and hilarious, Dreaming Pachinko will take you on a surreal thrill- ride through the city of the future -- a place where no one can escape the past.

Pachinko and the Japanese Society

Pachinko and the Japanese Society
Legal and Socio-economic Considerations

by Ichiro Tanioka,Minae Osawa,Madeleine Vedel,Miki Okamoto

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9784998081821
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Eastern Standard Time

Eastern Standard Time
A Guide to Asian Influence on American Culture from Astro Boy to Zen Buddhism

by Jeff Yang,Dina Gan,Terry Hong

  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 9780395763414
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For anyone who's ever wondered how to order Korean barbecue and Chinese dim sum, what "good feng xui" is and how to make sure you have it, and which is the deadliest martial art, here is the long-awaited guide to all things Asian: the key concepts, events, people, trends, and products that have been imported from Asia to America and have become a part of life. Photos & drawings.