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Sumo drug scandal

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Chris Hogg in Tokyo about a drug scandal that is rocking the world of sumo wrestling. Two Russian sumo wrestlers have been banned from taking part in the sport after testing positive for marijuana use.

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KFC Christmas

Christmas isn't a national holiday in Japan but many Japanese celebrate the 25th with a special meal: fried chicken ? specifically, Kentucky Fried Chicken. Colonel Sander's chicken is considered a Christmas tradition there. Akiko Fujita reports.

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'Norwegian Wood,' the movie

Lisa Mullins talks with Roland Kelts in Japan about the release of the film adaptation of Japanese writer Haruki Murakami's 1987 bestseller 'Norwegian Wood.' The book is one of Japan's bestselling novels and the movie just opened in Japan.