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Japan PM racing up music charts

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama is doing well in the country's music charts with a song he recorded more than 20 years ago.

Mr Hatoyama recorded Take Heart when he was a newcomer to parliament, and he says it was "folly of youth" - but sales are racking up.

Roland Buerk reports from Tokyo.


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