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Trouble in downtown Tokyo: the palace of the emperor die a symbol of courage

May 16 2005

Today in the palace of the Emperor of Japan in central Tokyo, there was commotion.

For some reason in the castle moat began to die ornamental carp. As announced the Ministry of Environment, in seven of the twelve trenches Palace revealed more than 160 dead fish. Apparently, they died of infectious disease - the so-called "carp herpes, outbreaks of which have already been observed in other parts of the country.

Koi in Japan are considered a symbol of perseverance and courage, these thick colorful fish - an indispensable attribute of a reservoir in a traditional Japanese garden, according to Russian news service.

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