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In Photos: Looking back on the life of 'ugly but cute' Akita dog Wasao

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Popular Akita dog Wasao and his owner Setsuko Kikuya are seen smiling with a new snack that was developed in collaboration with the pair in the city of Tsugaru, Aomori Prefecture, on June 12, 2009. (Mainichi/Hidenori Yazawa)

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