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Photo Journal: Second-generation fortuneteller

The fortunetelling octopus Rabio Jr. "predicts" Japan's victory over Belgium in the teams' World Cup match set for July 3 Japan time, at Usuya Fishing Port in Obira, Hokkaido, on the morning of July 2, 2018. Fisherman Kimio Abe, 51, named the octopus Rabio Jr. after his first octopus Rabio, who correctly predicted the results of Japan's group stage games, was shipped to market. The second tentacled fortuneteller is 70 centimeters long and weighs 5 kilograms, and was placed in a 1.8-meter inflatable pool containing two boxes representing Japan and Belgium. After going back and forth between the two boxes, Rubio Jr. "picked" Japan as the winner of the match by staying at its side. "It's such an honor that the octopi of Obira have been recognized by many people through their fortunetelling abilities," Abe commented. "I hope they will come and enjoy our seafood." (Mainichi)

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