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Japan sells dead whale pieces in vending machines to boost trade

Company plans to open up to 100 machines as it imports meat from marine mammals from Iceland

Jane Dalton
Wednesday 18 January 2023 18:21 GMT
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A Japanese whale-hunting company has started selling parts of dead whale in vending machines in an attempt to boost trade.

Tokyo-based firm Kyodo Senpaku last month set up four machines in the capital and other places, selling whale skin, frozen whale meat and canned, cooked whale pieces.

It plans to set up three more vending machines by next month. Prices range from 1,000 to 3,000 yen (£6.20 to £18.90).

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