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Japan bids farewell to four pandas returning to China

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I saw this news story on NHK last night and some of the people featured on the story were real nutters. This one lady was completely outfitted in panda wear based on this panda, and she and a group who were fans of the panda were there to say goodbye. They were crying and said they will never forget the panda! I feel there are more of these people in Japan than in other countries. They fixate on something and take it to another level.

0 ( +24 / -24 )

The panda exhibit in Ueno is sad and pathetic. If these people are shedding tears, it should be for the terrible conditions the pandas are locked into. The only panda exhibit I have seen anywhere in the word that didn’t look like borderline animal abuse was at the National Zoo in Washington DC. And entrance is free.

7 ( +16 / -9 )

Panda-monium, indeed.

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I saw this news story on NHK last night and some of the people featured on the story were real nutters. This one lady was completely outfitted in panda wear based on this panda, and she and a group who were fans of the panda were there to say goodbye. They were crying and said they will never forget the panda! I feel there are more of these people in Japan than in other countries. They fixate on something and take it to another level.

Doesn't really surprise me at all.

"I wanted to breathe the same air," as Xiang Xiang, Mari Asai told the Asahi Shimbun daily.

Talk about an airhead.

-5 ( +17 / -22 )

Poor things. Leaving one hell hole for another. Pity they couldn’t find a nice zoo in the US or Northern Europe.

-6 ( +13 / -19 )

[ … with some visitors shedding tears.

"I wanted to breathe the same air," as Xiang Xiang, Mari Asai told the Asahi Shimbun daily.

"Even if I cannot see her, my heart is filled with joy knowing she's there," the 48-year-old said.

"Everyone is so cute I almost cried," a woman in her 70s told public broadcaster NHK.

"I'm sad they're going back to China." ]

..

…, um, ok…

( O_O )

..

( awkward silence … )

5 ( +11 / -6 )

I am amazed that sicko are comparing zoo saying stupid statements like that zoo is not good but this zoo is the best. Zoo are for humans entertainment to watch caged or enclosed animals. What did these animals do wrong for this cruel treatment?

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

I saw this news story on NHK last night and some of the people featured on the story were real nutters. 

Well, it's Japan. What do you expect? These nutters have been in the news just about every day. I saw it too. I saw this one lady who dyed her hair partially white just to the side, with circular black clips on her hair, almost looking like ears. In the end, I just say "Live and let live." Yes, I also saw that panda outfitted lady, too. Yup, quite the nutter.

-6 ( +10 / -16 )

They had some nutcase women crying on TV last night, I would be worried about the mental stability of people

-2 ( +8 / -10 )

They will have a much better life in China than a concrete prison in Japan.

-11 ( +5 / -16 )

Some of these reactions seem extreme and worrying. It's not like these people personally know the pandas.

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

Kawaii ne !

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

Why are they writing returning to China when they were born in Japan, stop playing to the weird panda ownership rules of China. Should have China have to rent every animal non native to China as well.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

8 down vote must be from those who enjoy the cruelty of animals being cage and enclosed instead of being free in their natural environment. And I am the weird one for want zoo closed down.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Beautiful Animal,

May be she will promote PEACE instead of war talk. I think Pandas should should be the heads of the defense ministries in both countries, how about that?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

@John-San

I'd agree for most animals, Pandas would be instinct if it weren't for Zoo's though.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

instinct - extinct

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Thank you China.

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How would you like to be caged,and have a bunch of people,that have nothing in their life better,than gawk at you

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Xiang Xiang was born and raised in Japan. It's odd to say that she will "return to" China.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

I dont think they want to go.

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