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Japan’s Arcades Overrun with the Elderly

The country which gave the world classic arcade games such as "Space Invaders" and "PacMan" is facing a demographic crisis, with a dwindling birth rate and ever-swelling numbers of elderly people.

So Japan’s amusement arcades, once an exclusive resort of youth, are increasingly becoming the abode of the old, The (London) Times said today.

According to the Hello Taito game centre in the Tokyo suburb of Kameari, as many as 90 per cent of its weekday visitors are over 60 years old.

Read the rest of the story: Game over for Japanese teens as grey gamblers take prime slot at arcades.