The importance of dogs should never be understated. One town in Japan is taking this to heart — its appointed its area’s official mascot as Yukimaru Skywalker, a mechanical drone puppy who flies above the town of Oji. Yukimaru the drone dog flies over Oji town in Nara, Japan, where he’s the mascot. pic.twitter.com/9I9IE5AneG — Mondo Mascots (@mondomascots) April 19, 2019 This isn’t new — it was announced back in 2017 as a tourist attraction, but this is (unforgivably) the first time I’ve come across it. My (late) introduction was all thanks to the Twitter account @MondoMascots, which chronicles “the weird and…

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