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People shop for discounted canned food at Matsuzakaya department store in Ueno on Friday. The store is currently holding a so-called "breakdown sale," selling unsold new year gift products for 20-50% off. The bargain sale will run through next Tuesday, and about 50,000 people are expected to visit to store.

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Nothing wrong with a bit of canned food. I just wonder which "New Year" we are talking about.

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Who wants to buy tinned grub in a bleeding sale. Also them tins is very small, you aint getting a decent meal out ov one of them innit.

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"Hmmm...there's gotta be some canned whale meat in here somewhere. Nope not this one...or this one...there it is!!" "Hey!! I saw it first!!"

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20 - 50% off, but still a lot more expensive than the supermarket. Japanese department stores are a complete rip-off.

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Do they have Campbell's Healthy Choice Tomato Soup? That stuff is soooo delicious...

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is it pet-food?

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Old people love a bargain.

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"Old people love a bargain"

I must be old...

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Who wants to buy tinned grub in a bleeding sale. Also them tins is very small, you aint getting a decent meal out ov one of them innit.

Please Sir.....may I have some more?

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I my years in Japan, this is the first time I've heard about this 'new year set break down' or have seen any coverage of such sales. Does this mean that not enough of these packs were sold for the new year - more so than usual? Is this just another indication of the financial problems that Japan is beginning to suffer?

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I've never heard such a breakdown sale 20-50% off. People really try not to buy things as many as they used to and will rather try to save money, probably average people have deep anxiety about business, layoffs, economy, etc.

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The Can Food Store (Berkeley 1970's and beyond) has been revived in Tokyo!

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"Who wants to buy tinned grub in a bleeding sale. They're very small and you're not getting a decent meal out of any of them" ?

"Unemployed temp worker found dead from starvation in Osaka"

I bet this guy would have.

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Matsuzakaya would have done their image a lot of good by distributing the unwanted, returned food products to the homeless. But, I guess this is Japan and charity shouldn't get in the way of profit, no matter how small.

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