SPONSORED BY TRULY HARD SELTZER TRUE PREMIUM VODKA SAMUEL ADAMS
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A JUMBO-SIZED CENTER IN JAPAN
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 ...
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A JOVIAL GROUP IN JAPAN
Twelve semifinalists at a Japanese bowling tournament give the photographer a thumbs up. The bowlers had had success on the automatic Brunswick lanes, and at least one of them was a member of the Japa ...
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LANES OF THE RISING SUN
Bowling was sweeping the globe in the 1960s. By early 1962, there were bowling centers operating in more than 50 countries, both commercially and on military bases. When the fully-automatic, 62-lane K ...
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THE BOOK ON JAPANESE BOWLING
Bowling followed Americans into Japan in the post-World War II years. The nation’s first sanctioned, non-military alley opened on October 10, 1952, and by 1967 the Japan Professional Bowling Associati ...
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REPRESENTING JAPAN
Japanese delegates to the 1st Far East Bowling Tournament, held in 1982, likely wore shirts like these as they hit the alleys. The colors coordinate with the Japanese flag.
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JAPANESE LESSONS
Bowling was enormously popular in mid-century Japan. Nearly 3,697 bowling centers opened in the country during the 1960s and 1970s. While bowling alleys initially used American-made equipment, Japanes ...
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A TAG FOR THE TOURNEY
Bowling became very popular in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s, when nearly 3,700 bowling centers popped up. In 1967, the Japan Professional Bowling Association (JPBA) was founded to serve as the governi ...
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KONNICHIWA, PAT PATTERSON!
Bowling’s golden age was not exclusive to the United States. Many industry leaders saw opportunities to expand America’s tenpin bowling internationally in the years after World War II. The U.S. State ...
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