Jumpei Sugiyama

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Sendai's plan to lease pandas stalls

Jan 14, 2014

Sendai's plan to lease pandas stalls

“Have the pandas gone back to China already?” a young schoolgirl asked last spring at Yagiyama Zoological Park in tsunami-hit Sendai. Zookeeper Toshikazu Abe was at a loss for words. Indeed, Japanese and Chinese leaders had agreed in December 2011 for China to lease ...