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Veteran rakugo storyteller Bunshi Katsura was honored by Guinness World Records on Thursday, recognizing his popular 45-year-old TV program as the longest-running talk show in the world to be hosted by the same person.

“I can’t express my feeling in words,” Katsura, 71, said at a news conference in Osaka. “This makes me feel really happy to have continued to do this program for 45 years.”

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