Gaming or Gambling?

How does “Gacha” impact Human Behavior and Society?

 Harvard Business School Club of Japan

u Date/time: June 25(Sat),2022  9:00-10:00 AM (Zoom).

u Language: English. Open to the public

u Registration: 

u DATE and TIME:  June 25, 9:00-10:00 AM (via Zoom)

u Admissions:  Free  

Harvard Business School Club of Japan will hold the Japan Fellowship Event on June 25th  9-10AM Tokyo Time  via Zoom featuring Assistant Professor Tomomichi Amano from HBS.

Professor Amano will present his latest research titled "Gaming or Gambling? An Empirical Investigation of the Role of Loot Boxes in Video Games."  Loot boxes ( “Gacha”), represents a more than 10% of the $160 Bil gaming industry, yet has aspects of game/gamble addiction. Professor Amano will share his insights with us, followed by Q&A.

Yasuhiro Sasago, a Japan Fellowship recipient will also give a short talk on his journey from HBS to founding BOSSO Ramen, which he opened at Harvard Square this year.

The HBS Japan Fellowship Fund was established in 2017 by the HBS Club of Japan to support students from Japan to attend HBS. To date, the Fellowship has enabled three students to attend HBS. We hope to reach $1,000,000 aiming to support 2 students each year. Kindly visit our website at Alumni can double count this donation with your reunion year donations.


Tomomichi Amano, Assistant Professor, Marketing Unit, Harvard Business School

Tomomichi Amano is an Assistant Professor of Harvard Business School Marketing Unit. His research spans across marketing, product management, and technological innovation.

Yasuhiro Sasago (MBA’20, Founder, Bosso Ramen, Japan Fellowship Recipient)

Yasuhiro graduated from Yamato Ramen School, then HBS (Class of 2020). He opened Bosso Ramen Tavern at Harvard Square. Yasuhiro’s has passion in introducing regional authentic food globally. When not in the restaurant, Yasuhiro can be found in local hardware stores shopping DIY tools.