Fusajiro Yamauchi (山内 房治郎 Yamauchi, Fusajirō, November 22, 1859 – January 1940) was a Japanese entrepreneur who...

The Japanese government had banned all foreign playing cards and games in 1633, trying to deter illegal gambling. For the next 250 years the government continued doing the...

In 1889, he opened the first “Hanafuda” card shop called “Nintendo Koppai”. With the huge success he had selling these cards; he rapidly began expanding...

At the age of 70, Fusajiro finally retired, leaving his son-in-law Sekiryo Kaneda (whose name had changed to Sekiryo Yamauchi). For the next eleven years Fusajiro...


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