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KOBE (Kyodo) In the spirit of this Christmas season, the large Santa outside a popular old Western-style house in Kobe’s Kitano district brought an unconventional gift: a box of Tamiflu.

The 3.5-meter Santa Claus doll hangs from the exterior of Uroko no Ie (House of Scales), which was built around 1905 as a rental house for rich foreign residents and is now open to tourists, who routinely flock to the district.

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