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Japan's 'yakitori' counts down to lift off for outer space

All systems go as canned grilled chicken receives JAXA certification

The canned space food will give Japanese a taste of home, albeit without the ambiance of a local yakitori restaurant.

SHIZUOKA, Japan -- Yakitori, Japan's popular charcoal-grilled chicken, is finding a new nest in outer space as the ubiquitous bar snack receives certification by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA.

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