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Geo Answer and Global Hit

For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for a Japanese island known for its performing arts. The answer is Sado Island. The drumming group, Kodo, hails from this island. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with the group's manager, Jun Akimoto for today's Global Hit.

Environment

Japanese salarymen on the farm

The economic downturn is prompting some Japanese professionals to take a look at another field - farming. They've been taking a crash course run by some farmers hoping to bring new blood to Japan's ailing farming industry. Correspondent Akiko Fujita reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

''A Drifting Life''

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Adrian Tomine about Japanese cartoonist Yoshihiro Tatsumi's new autobiographical graphic novel, "A Drifting Life." Tomine edited the English language edition of the book.