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Global Scan

A zoo finally figures out why it failed to get two spotted hyenas to mate

One of the most important things zoos do is ensure the continued viability of a species. So a Japanese zoo took very seriously its efforts to get its pair of hyenas to mate. But it was foiled by nature. Both hyenas were male and that, surprisingly, wasn't obvious. Meanwhile in Dubai, the city police plan to outfit officers with pairs of Google glass to help them catch criminals. And in Syria, ISIS makes a big gain, all in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

China and Japan play ball

China and Japan don't always display good sportsmanship when their respective sports teams play each other, but Chinese fans were remarkably well-behaved today as their Olympic baseball team was trounced by Japan. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.

Global Politics

U.S.-Japanese relations

A new poll by Japanese newspaper Yomiuri suggests that the level of Japanese dissatisfaction with the United States is at its lowest since 2000. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out why from Leo Lewis, Tokyo correspondent for the Times of London.

Arts, Culture & Media

Marriage-hunting in Japan

In Japan, many singles are taking no chances when it comes to getting married. They're going to "marriage hunting" events, a mix between speed dating and a job interview. Even the government is getting involved. Akiko Fujita reports from Tokyo.

Global Politics

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Japanese city of Nagoya which next month hosts the Grand Sumo Tournament. The major Sumo competition that comes as a Sumo gambling scandal in Japan widens. Anchor Marco Werman get details from Mike Wesemann.

Global Politics

Brazilians miss Japan

Japan's government has been paying Brazilian immigrants to go home and stay home. But many who have gone home don't feel like they fit in. They want to go back to Japan. Jason Strother reports from Sao Paolo.