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Since Saturday’s opening of the first Starbucks outlet in Tottori Prefecture, Japan’s least-populated prefecture and the last in which the coffee chain lacked a presence, limited editions of commemorative mugs and tumblers sold there have been fetching high prices in an Internet auction.

“We had expected this course of events, but their price tags are too high,” said a Yahoo Japan official overseeing the Yahoo Auction website.

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