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Food & Beverage

No sizzle for premium pork and chicken as restaurants close

Japan's 'platinum' pigs forced to sell at supermarket prices

These pigs raised in northern Japan are normally sold under the Hakkinton "platinum pork" brand, but demand for the pricey meat has fallen. (Photo courtesy of Takagen Seibaku)

TOKYO -- When Makoto Takahashi thinks of his pigs nowadays, he sighs.

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