Dynam Co, Ltd, Japan’s second largest pachinko hall operator with halls in 46 prefectures, has resumed operations at 101 branches in 12 prefectures as of 7 May.
The company had previously closed the branches in response to local government requests, but many of those governments have since eased their COVID-19 restrictions.
The halls are now operating with new safety measures in place, including a reduction in the number of machines, prohibiting players from outside each prefecture from playing and serving customers without conversation.
Parent company Dynam Japan Holdings Co, Ltd has been listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange main board since 2012. It is also involved in the development of slot machines.
The company’s share price, which reached HK$10.48 on 7 February, dropped to HK$6.74 on 23 March. It had since recovered to HK$7.86 at close on Friday.