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May 16, 2017

A new generation of Japanese inventors is drawing on the country's rich history of comics and video game culture to create sports with a 21st-century twist - helping players feel "superhuman" through technology or other special equipment.

Japan’s ‘superhuman’ athletes
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Members of Superhuman Sports Society demonstrate "Rock Hand Battle" sport in Tokyo, Japan, April 13, 2017. In "Rock Hand Battle" each player wears an oversized arm and tries to knock off small rocks attached to an opponent's "rock hand". KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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