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Japan from the inside out

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Posted by ampontan on Friday, October 19, 2012

The Nada Fighting Festival in Himeji, Hyogo, earlier this week.

It is dangerous enough for one man to have died in 2001 and another in 2009 when mishaps occurred. While there is an element of Japanese society that questions such events due to safety concerns, most Japanese reason that the risks (and rewards) of participation are apparent, and that is not reason enough to discontinue centuries worth of tradition.

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