Yasuhiro Murotatsu
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The Japanese diplomat turned wrestler in Sudan

18 November 2013 Last updated at 01:27 GMT

Wrestling is a popular sport in Sudan, and there are big crowds cheering on their heroes every week in the stadium in Khartoum.

In recent months, however, the fights have had an unexpected participant - Yasuhiro Murotatsu, one of the diplomats from the Japanese embassy.

James Copnall reports.