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Japanese gardeners to bonsai thieves: Please water 400-year-old plant worth over $50,000

Japanese gardeners to bonsai thieves: Please water 400-year-old plant worth over $50,000

Seiji and Fuyumi Iimura hope thieves will return the bonsai stolen from their garden near Tokyo. But if not, they hope they’re shown care.

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News quiz: Will you fly above the rest or have to dine and dash?

This week we introduced you to the face of military romance scams, told you about a very expensive bonsai tree and warned you about a risky travel hack. Will you go the distance in our quiz?

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12 things you need to know in tech for Tuesday, Feb. 12

Amazon buys Eero, and if privacy is your thing and that’s why you bought an Eero, you might be mad. And much more!

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‘Bonsai are like our children’: Couple pleads for return of stolen trees

For decades, a prized, 400-year-old Japanese bonsai tree has been shaped, watered, and cared for with all of the precision needed for a priceless piece of art.

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Master Bonsai grower calls on thief of 400-year-old tree to care for his ‘child’

“I looked after it as if it were my own child,” said the fifth-generation master grower. “I just hope that whoever took it, takes really good care of it.”

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Special branch: Poignant plea after Japanese bonsai burglary

A Japanese cultivator of bonsai trees appealed on Tuesday for the thieves who made off with his expensive potted plants to take good care of them.

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Japan couple post poignant note for bonsai burglars

A Japanese cultivator of bonsai trees appealed on Tuesday for the thieves who made off with his expensive potted plants to take good care of them.

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Bonsai Tree – More leaves

As I predicted, nothing very much happened for about a month. The only visible change was that the leaves got more and more dark green and opaque, as the tree ramped up its chlorophylls supply. And the stem got a stiff wooden core and thickened again, gaining…

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Bonsai theft: Japanese couple robbed of 400-year-old tree

Japanese bonsai expert Fuyumi Iimura has begged the thieves to water her tree “children”.

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‘Are They Being Watered Properly?’ Couple in Japan Beg ‘Thieves’ to Take Care of Their Precious Bonsai Trees

A couple who specializes in growing bonsai trees was left heartbroken after seven specimens worth upwards of $100,000 were stolen from their nursery in Saitama, Japan. Now, they have asked whoever the guilty party out there is to make sure and water these pla…

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How China tends its bonsai cyberspace

Inside the Great Firewall, netizens sometimes feel protected from the chaos outside.

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Please take care of my bonsai trees: A Japanese cultivator’s plea to the thieves

Seven bonsai trees worth more than seven million yen in total were stolen from Seiji Iimura, a fifth-generation bonsai cultivator

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A naked escape. Grisly deaths. Life in prison, maybe

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Suspected Bank Robber Arrested After Slipping On Ice, Sending Cash Flying

‘Saw money flying everywhere’

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Here’s what $750K buys around LA

See what that price buys in five Los Angeles neighborhoods, from Burbank to Mount Washington.

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A discounted ASUS Gaming Monitor, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, and leather portfolios lead off Sunday’s best deals. Read more…

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400-Year-Old Bonsai Stolen. Owner Posts Care Instructions On Facebook

Fuyumi Iimura has a message for whoever broke into her family’s expansive garden outside Tokyo and made off with a small fortune’s worth of some of the planet’s most beautiful bonsai trees: Please water them.

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Thieves stole a rare 400-year-old bonsai from a Japanese garden. The grief-stricken owner offered care instructions

Fuyumi Iimura has a message for whoever broke into her family’s expansive garden outside Tokyo and made off with a small fortune’s worth of some of the planet’s most beautiful bonsai trees: please water them. Over a period of several nights, a team of bonsai …

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Monty Don new TV series explores Japanese gardens

Last year Monty Don made two trips to Japan to film a couple of programmes on Japanese gardens for the BBC.  Here, he explains the appeal of Japanese gardens.

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Rare tiger dies during fight at Longleat Safari Park – a week after tiger death at London Zoo

Shouri, a 13-year-old rare Amur tiger, died after a fight at the tourist attraction in Warminster, Wiltshire.

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