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The recent harsh criticism against an ice skating rink in Fukuoka Prefecture that embedded thousands of frozen fish is prompting the organizer of a popular annual snow event in Hokkaido to rethink its exhibition of frozen marine products, the Asahi Shimbun said Monday.

The Susukino Tourist Association, the organizer of the Sapporo exhibit, will discuss Wednesday the fate of the display, which since 1984 has been a part of the Sapporo Snow Festival, the newspaper said. The exhibit boasts a huge statue of ice containing local specialties, including crab, salmon and Atka mackerel.

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