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Japan Plucks Sweden's Ukulele World Record

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Japan Plucks Sweden's Ukulele World Record

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Japan Plucks Sweden's Ukulele World Record

Japan Plucks Sweden's Ukulele World Record

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More than 2,000 people took to the streets in Yokohama, strumming their tiny Hawaiian instruments for the Guinness record for "largest ukulele ensemble."

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Japan has edged out Sweden for a world record. No, not the Olympics but the Guinness Record for largest ukulele ensemble. More than 2,000 people in Yokohama went to the street to strum their tiny Hawaiian instruments. Trying to top the record is becoming a sport in its own right. Earlier this month in Cairns, Australia, people took on the Swedish record, but they missed the mark by a 150 strummers.

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