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Stress buster bunnies in Japan

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People in Japan are turning to animal cafes as a way to release the tensions of everyday life. With restrictions on pet ownership in many apartments, the cafes are becoming a popular place to relax and unwind.

And at a dollar-a-minute to cuddle the pet of your choice, it is almost as exclusive as a more traditional retreat.

Kathy Harcombe reports.

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