Dolled-up leaders

Japanese ornamental "hina" dolls made in the likeness of French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were unveiled at the Kyugetsu traditional doll shop in Tokyo yesterday. The dolls were displayed ahead of Girls' Day, a holi
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Japanese ornamental "hina" dolls made in the likeness of French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were unveiled at the Kyugetsu traditional doll shop in Tokyo yesterday. The dolls were displayed ahead of Girls' Day, a holiday meant to celebrate the health and happiness of girls in Japan.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 26, 2018, with the headline 'Dolled-up leaders'. Print Edition | Subscribe