NewsWrap: More women buy themselves chocolates in Japan for Valentines 

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More women buy themselves chocolates in Japan for Valentines 

As couples and would be couples around the world celebrate Valentines Day today, it has emerged that a growing number of women in Japan have bought Valentines Day Chocolates for themselves. And that private sector survey has shown that the number has grown by up to 8,5percent compared to data captured last year. In Japan, women traditionally give a box of chocolates to the men in their lives, including husband or boyfriend, father and coworkers, on Valentine’s Day and they are also said to spend more on chocolates despite price hikes.

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