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MATSUYAMA, Ehime Pref. — Thrill-seeking gourmets have long lusted after the poisonous “torafugu” blowfish, a winter delicacy in Japan that can be lethal unless prepared by a highly skilled chef.

But a fish breeding company in the town of Ainan, Ehime Prefecture, has found a way for anyone to try fugu, as it is commonly known, without the risk of paralysis and death.

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