Noriko Tanaka 3.6% of adults are addicted to gambling Japan's unique popular entertainment, pachinko and slot machines, is actually a kind of gambling. There is an environment in Japan where you can gamble freely and easily no matter where you are. In addition, there are also public events such as horse racing, boat racing, bicycle racing, and racing held all over the country, and tickets can also be purchased outside the arena for betting. With the use of Internet direct betting nowadays, it has become easy to participate in gambling through smartphones anytime and anywhere.
According to the survey results released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in September 2017, among Japanese people, the lifetime raster to vector conversion prevalence of gambling (people who were suspected to be in a state of gambling addiction so far) was about 3.6% for adults, or an estimated 3.2 million people. This is significantly higher than the 2% attack rate in foreign countries such as the Netherlands (1.9%) and France (1.2%). Moreover, it is said that 0.8% of people (an estimated 700,000 people) suspect that they have a gambling addiction in the past year, and they spend the most on pachinko and slot machines, with an average of about 58,000 yen per month. In December 2016, Japan passed the "Comprehensive Resort Facilities (IR) Construction Promotion Act" (commonly known as the "Casino Act"), so issues related to gambling addiction have suddenly attracted social attention.
Originally, while promoting the development of the gambling industry, measures to deal with gambling addiction should be taken in parallel, which is standard practice in developed countries. Japan, on the other hand, has endorsed so much of the gambling industry without taking any measures to tackle gambling addiction. In this regard, Japan is an extremely rare country. It can be said that this has led to the spread of gambling addiction. Gambling addiction is a 'common disease' I am the wife of the "three generations of gambling" whose grandfather, father, and husband all suffer from gambling addiction. I myself have been addicted to gambling. People often say to me, "Why can't I learn