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Akita Prefecture governor Norihisa Satake receives a Siberian cat as... News Photo2011 Tohoku Earthquake And Tsunami,Akita Prefecture,Crisis,Diplomacy,Gift,Governor,Headquarters,Horizontal,Human Interest,Japan,Natural Disaster,Politics,President of Russia,Receiving,Siberian Cat,Vladimir PutinPhotographer Collection: The Asahi Shimbun 2013 The Asahi ShimbunAKITA, JAPAN - FEBRUARY 05: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Akita Prefecture governor Norihisa Satake receives a Siberian cat as a return gift from Russian President Vladimir Putin at Akita Prefecture headquarters on February 5, 2013 in Akita, Japan. Satake gave an Akita dog to Putin in July 2012 as appreciation of Russia's support in the Great East Japan Earthquake. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)