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Preview of the 33rd annual Japan Day celebration

Arlington Heights is the home of the largest Japanese market in the Midwest, called Mitsua. And for year's Mitsua's parking lot played host to the annual Japan Fest. But as the festival continued to grow, it changed its name, stretched out over two days and now, for its 33rd edition, has moved to Arlington International Racecourse. We wanted to find out more about the festival and the story of the Japanese community in the Northwest suburbs, so we speak with Kimiyo Naka and Dayne Kono to fill us in.(Flickr/Harald Groven)

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