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Japanese gamers bid farewell to Akihabara arcade

People gathered on August 30 to bid the iconic site and it's staff farewell.  twitter/@PhotoAkiba
People gathered on August 30 to bid the iconic site and it's staff farewell.  twitter/@PhotoAkiba
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04 Sep 2020 12:09:40 GMT9
04 Sep 2020 12:09:40 GMT9

Shams El -Mutwalli Dubai

The Sega Akihabara Building 2, a multi-floor arcade based in Tokyo, has permanently closed as of August 30.

A Japanese customer shared that he used to sometimes drop by the arcade when in the Akihabara area.

“I thought they used to have more difficult crane games but it’s easier today and tomorrow since it’s a sale. I am worried that not only here but Kira Kira in Akihabara had closed as well and I’m now wondering what kind of new building is coming up next” he told Arab News Japan.

People gathered on closing day to bid the iconic site and it’s staff farewell. 

The arcade began operating in 2003 and built a reputation as a gaming hub.

It is located in the Akihabara region, typically referred to as a popular shopping area in Tokyo.

The area is also strongly associated with otaku—a term referring to manga and anime.

Visitors were made aware of the news through a notice placed inside elevators notifying users of the closure as well as thanking them for their support.

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