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Photo Journal: Chief 'bear-editor' Kumamon

Popular bear mascot Kumamon from Kumamoto Prefecture is seen at The Mainichi Newspapers' Tokyo Head Office in Chiyoda Ward on Dec. 18, 2017. Kumamoto Prefecture's official public relations officer visited the Mainichi to show his gratitude for recovery support after the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake disaster. He also joined the editorial meeting as the "layout manager" and picked from among the photo of the giant panda cub Xiang Xiang at Tokyo's Ueno Zoological Gardens for the Dec. 19 morning edition. Kumamon also promoted his special exhibition currently held at Matsuya Ginza department store in Tokyo's Chuo Ward. (Mainichi)

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