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Panda diplomacy: tears of joy as China extends Xiang Xiang’s stay in Japan

Panda-lovers in Japan have reacted with joy to the news that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has reached an agreement with China for a panda cub to remain in Japan for five more months, while her parents will be staying for five more years. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Thursday that Xiang Xiang – the female cub that was born at the city’s Ueno Zoological Gardens in June 2017 and has since become arguably the zoo’s top attraction – will be staying until May. Under an agreement with…

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