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Nintendo heir rescues scenic Kyoto canal with $2.5m donation

Historic waterway to complete renovation work stalled by city budget crunch

Kyoto's Takase Canal was first completed in 1614. (Photo by Yuki Murakami)

KYOTO -- An heir of the late Nintendo's founder will donate about 300 million yen ($2.48 million) to restore a historical canal in Kyoto, the city said Wednesday, kick-starting a project stalled by lack of public funding.

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