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JAPAN-SOCIETY-CULTURE-CARTOON-OFFBEAT

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This picture taken on November 23, 2012 shows participants taking part in a folk dancing session during a match-making party in Washinomiya, Saitama prefecture, in the northern suburbs of Tokyo. Self-confessed geeks in Japan who might ordinarily be too shy to ask someone on a date are trying a new kind of matchmaking: wearing cartoon character masks. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
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This picture taken on November 23, 2012 shows participants taking part in a folk dancing session during a match-making party in Washinomiya, Saitama prefecture, in the northern suburbs of Tokyo. Self-confessed geeks in Japan who might ordinarily be too shy to ask someone on a date are trying a new kind of matchmaking: wearing cartoon character masks. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
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November 23, 2012
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This picture taken on November 23 2012 shows participants taking part... News Photo 156885029Arts Culture and Entertainment,Dancing,Event,Folk,Horizontal,Japan,Mask,North,Participant,Party,Performance,Picture,Saitama Prefecture,Social Issues,Suburban,Taking,Tokyo PrefecturePhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPThis picture taken on November 23, 2012 shows participants taking part in a folk dancing session during a match-making party in Washinomiya, Saitama prefecture, in the northern suburbs of Tokyo. Self-confessed geeks in Japan who might ordinarily be too shy to ask someone on a date are trying a new kind of matchmaking: wearing cartoon character masks. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)