World record set in Japan for largest group of people with same name

TOKYO, Nov 01 (BBC News) - A huge group of people with that exact same name have broken a world record in Japan. 178 different people, all named Hirokazu Tanaka, met up in Tokyo on Saturday.

Some people travelled from as far as Hanoi, in Vietnam, and both a toddler and an 80-year-old were in attendance.

The record had not been broken since it was set in 2005 by 164 Martha Stewarts.

The group had been trying for a while to break the record and had two failed attempts before this successful one.