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A JUMBO-SIZED CENTER IN JAPAN
Date: ca. January 1962
The opening of Korakuen Stadium Lanes in Tokyo, Japan, was not simply a ribbon-cutting; it was a massive ceremony with appearances from Japanese and American stars. Japanese actress Akemi Kita bowled a few frames on the AMF lanes, the first fully automated commercial lanes in Japan and the largest bowling center outside the United States.
Photo by AMF Pinspotters, Inc., 1960s