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At the opening of the 1950s, numerous vending machine companies were founded or moved to Japan with the intent of catering to the presence of American soldiers: in 1951, American entrepreneurs Marty Bromley, Irving Bromberg, and James Humpert moved their Hawaii-based coin-op company Service Games (previously named Standard Games) to Japan to provide US bases with various types of vending and slot machines; the Taito Trading Company, founded in 1953 by Russian businessman Michael Kogan, imported jukeboxes as well as other vending machines in Tokyo; and American David Rosen established Rosen Enterprises in 1954, which imported coin-operated photo booths that soldiers used for making ID cards. Starting in the mid-1950s, Rosen Enterprises be...


Cover of History of Digital Games


Holy crap Saga came from postwar Japan!