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Japan's 'superhuman' athletes

Reuters Logo By By Canice Leung, Reuters of Reuters | Slide 1 of 15: Noriya Kazami, 25, a cartoonist and an inventor of "Rock Hand Battle" sport, poses for a photograph wearing a mask and a "rock hand", in Tokyo, Japan. When it comes to culture and entertainment, Japan has a rich history spanning ancient legends and sport to popular comics and video games. Now a new generation of inventors is drawing on this culture to create sports with a 21st-century twist - helping players feel "superhuman" through technology or other special equipment.

The Wider Image: Japan's "superhuman" athletes

Noriya Kazami, 25, a cartoonist and an inventor of "Rock Hand Battle" sport, poses for a photograph wearing a mask and a "rock hand", in Tokyo, Japan. When it comes to culture and entertainment, Japan has a rich history spanning ancient legends and sport to popular comics and video games. Now a new generation of inventors is drawing on this culture to create sports with a 21st-century twist - helping players feel "superhuman" through technology or other special equipment.
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