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(BLOOMBERG) - It all started when Dr Ken Suzuki visited the Berlin Wall as a teenager on a school trip.

Dr Suzuki, who was 14, was allowed to cross into East Germany because he had a Japanese passport. Along the way, he saw a memorial for a family who'd been shot trying to get to the West.

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