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The hottest song now in Japan is undoubtedly “Dango 3 Kyodai,” which humorously depicts the story of three dumpling brothers. Though originally composed for a children’s TV program, the song appealed to adults as well, and 3 million CDs have been sold so far.

The charm of the funny lyrics is undeniable, but at the root of the song’s success is the tangolike melody. Alongside ballroom dancing, tango has enjoyed immense popularity the past few years.

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