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In town, foreigners found children fascinated over playing games to makes friends with monsters and foster idols. Grown-ups too were getting carried away with items like robot dogs that respond to words spoken to them, infrared helicopters, and more. There are also capsule toys, a very popular Japanese souvenir among visitors from abroad. Foreigners visited the manufacturer of such hit products and discovered that the ideas receiving the most laughs were being adopted at their planning meeting. And from a factory manufacturing “sparklers”, the craftsmanship that enables to create an ephemeral transition of its sparks will be introduced.

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