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Printemps Ginza department store female clerk Kaoru Murakami displays chocolate made jewel box containing assorted chocolates, produced by French confectionery Dalloyau and price ranging 1,200 yen (11 USD) to 3,000 yen (28 USD) at press preview and samples tasting meet in Tokyo 13 January 2004, one month before of St Valentine's Day. Japanese women feel the need to give chocolates to their boyfriends, work colleagues and teachers for the gifts of St. Valentine's Day on 14 February, for many considered a social duty more than an act of kindness or love. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO COPYRIGHT SCANPIX SWEDEN Code: 444