Japan agency offers travel for your teddy bear

Picture expired. Tour operator Sonoe Azuma holds a stuffed toy during a visit to a station in Tokyo, on October 4, 2013 AFP

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    vctokyo

    pack a suitcase and it's like paddington bear

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    TokyoGas

    When I first heard about this, I thought it was idiotic. Then I read this,

    A client asked me to take her companion up some stairs and walk through narrow streets she can’t go into with her wheelchair. Another client wanted her animal to get a lot of sunshine as she can’t go outside because of a skin disease.

    It does provide a service to make people feel happy so I changed my mind.

  • 3

    It"S ME

    I like harmless fun and it makes people happy. Seems like a lot of work and planning goes into a tour.

    Wh does everything have to be grownup and dead serious?

  • -4

    smithinjapan

    Whatever. As long as people are willing to pay for such services, they will exist. Personally, I left my teddy bears when I was about 6 years old, if not younger.

  • 1

    drakedogma

    Didn't Stephen Colbert make fun of it before?

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    ex-japan-visitor

    In a free society, people should be able to do what they want, as long as they dont unduly hurt other people.

  • 0

    Dukeleto

    Nutters! But hey if it makes them happy and they have spare loot then it's their call. I would rather give the money directly to somebody needy and put a real smile on their face, but that's just me.

  • 0

    SenseNotSoCommon

    Amelie has a lot to answer for.

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    bonestructure

    I'm 63. I collect teddy bears. I also miss Japan badly. I would seriously consider the service could I afford it. I may never be able to get back to Japan, but a few photos of my favorite bear would be a nice remembrance. This young woman has found a great way to make a living that makes people happy. She's to be commended.

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    taj

    I came to say, "that's not a teddy bear! That's kitty chan with her ears pinned back or cut off!!"

    I'll stay to add, .... If I stuff my mobile phone inside, will it give me a good alibi for the crimes I commit while it's travelling around the country?

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    Jeffrey Rolek

    I've seen this story before on NHK World.

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