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The front legs, ears and tail of the bronze statue of “Faithful Dog Hachiko,” a symbol of Tokyo’s busy Shibuya district, have become yellow-tinged and shiny from people touching them.

“It is proof that he is loved and touched by everybody,” said Takeshi Ando, 86, the statue’s sculptor.

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