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Biz Break: Pokémon Go set to go live in Nintendo’s home, Japan

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Robert Massaro
Jul 19, 2016 15:27
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Top Of The Order:  Home, At Last: Back in my somewhat younger days, I lived in Japan for three years.

The trains really are never, ever late.

People love to non-ironically throw up the two-fingered peace sign in nearly every photo they take.

You haven t lived until you ve watched one of these boxes deliver a quart-sized bottle of Kirin Lager into your waiting hands.Well, the beer vending machine may have to take a back seat to a new technological wonder that that is set to arrive in Japan on Wednesday: Pokémon Go.Yes, the game that is being given credit for doubling Nintendo s value in less than two weeks is finally going to be available in its home country.

On Wednesday, millions of Pokémonmaniacs will get their chance to put their smartphones up to their faces and begin wandering around Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and every other part of Japan in search of all the Pokémon they can find.One place that will get a lot of Pokémon action will be Japan s approximately 3,000 McDonald s restaurants.

McDonald s is said to have partnered up with Nintendo and Niantic, the developer of Pokémon Go that is part-owned by Nintendo, to turn its Japanese restaurants into gyms for the game where Pokémon Go players can work out and clean up on collecting Pokémon.Can t wait to see the first videos of Pokémonners my new name for Pokémon players hovering over someone at a McDonald s because they found a Pokémon standing on top of that person s Big Mac.

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