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2021 Rewind: Taking a bow to the year of the cow in Japan

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2021 was the year of the bull in the Chinese zodiac. To wrap up the year, we’ve rounded up 7 stories about the cows that have taken the stage all this year.

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A statue of the bull Genki-kun overlooks downtown Shuo, Okayama Prefecture, February 6, 2021 (Mainichi / Kazuki Iwamoto)

Our first pick is about a bull from western Japan.

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SHOW, Okayama – A statue of a bull that came home alive after being swept into the shores of an island about 90 kilometers away was unveiled here on February 6 by a typhoon.

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Hatsumi and Nogiko cows are seen grazing on abandoned arable land in Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, August 11, 2021 (Mainichi/Nanami Otsubo)

Other stories about Japan’s cows include…

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Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi – In an effort to prevent pests that harm agriculture and forest crops, the Asoe District in this western Japanese city allows cows to graze on abandoned arable land where deer, wild boars and other animals hide. Full Story.

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Cows eat grass in Otawara, Tochigi Prefecture, April 13, 2021 (Mainichi/Seiichi Yuasa)

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TOKYO – Cow burps expel large amounts of methane, a gas that has 25 times the greenhouse effect of carbon dioxide and a major contributor to global warming. But one research team is working to achieve decarbonization by trying to eliminate 80% of the methane content cows graze by 2050. Full story.

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In this photo posted on US President Joe Biden’s Twitter account, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, right, and President Biden are seen sitting for a meeting at the White House in Washington on April 16, 2021. A burger can be seen on the table.

This year’s animal also found itself on the plates of two world leaders –

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TOKYO – Speculation is rife on social media about why Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and US President Joe Biden did not touch burgers prepared for a lunch session during Suga’s visit to the White House for his first in-person conversations with an American. peer. Full Story.

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This photo shows beef cattle feeding on sake lies. (Photo courtesy of the Toyama Prefectural Government)

Here is a selection for all meat lovers.

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Toyama – Japan is famous for its beef. Now, an initiative launched in Toyama Prefecture in central Japan in fiscal 2020 brings the two together—feeding sake plants, or sake kasu, to beef cattle to reduce waste and make delicious steaks. Full Story.

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Matsushin Corporation President Kuniko Yamada, left, and her crew stand outside the restaurant in Ashaya, Nagasaki Prefecture, in this last photo. (Mainichi / Keichi Sugiyama)

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ISAHAYA, Nagasaki – At the end of July, a beloved family restaurant here will draw the final curtain on 53 years of history, succumbing to the coronavirus pandemic, no successor to take over, and the ruthless decline of its building itself. Full Story.

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Screenshot taken from a video warning people of the dangers of heat stroke, designed by Yakiniku Horumon Shimata restaurant in Maebashi City.

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MAIBACHI – Yakiniku Barbecue Restaurant in the eastern Japanese city has used a YouTube video to warn of the dangers of heat stroke by showing how temperatures inside cars during the summer can rise to levels high enough to roast beef. Full Story.

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The African penguin Kosame wears a cow-pattern specially made by workers at Matsu Vogel Park in Matsu, Shimane Prefecture, on January 3, 2021 (Mainichi / Haruno Kosaka)

Finally, we’ve come up with an extra beef chop on cute “cows” that might bring a smile to your face in the new year.

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Matsu – African penguins in cow style fashion have proven to be a popular attraction at the bird park in Shimane Prefecture, western Japan, as the 2021 Chinese zodiac sign is the cow. Full Story.

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