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Desperate for a Wii? Head to the Japanese Countryside

In a strange turn of events, it appears that many tourists from Taiwan and Hong Kong keen on grabbing Nintendo's Wii console are going as far as travelling to Japan's countryside in the hope of snagging one due to rumours being spread amongst gaming enthusiasts that started in a newspaper article. According to some retailers in the Tohoku area, one-in-ten customers buying Wii are tourists.

The reason for such high interest is because the only Asian country to receive Wii so far is Japan, with the South Korean release due in the next couple of months. But whilst some people are happy about the extra trade, others are a little displeased with the word 'inaka' being used in reference to their stores, as it means 'back-country', which is thought to be quite derogatory.

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