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Crowds expected as Tokushima’s Awa Odori festival adds foreign amenities

  • Sun, 13 Aug 2017 16:32
Over a million performers and spectators will flock to Shikoku this weekend for one of Japan’s largest dance festivals after organizers stepped up efforts to ... Japan Times latest articles

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