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The Yomiuri Shimbun

The Yomiuri ShimbunMembers of the Edo Firemanship Preservation Association perform acrobatic stunts atop ladders at the Tokyo Fire Department’s New Year dezomeshiki firefighter ceremony at Tokyo Big Sight in Koto Ward, Tokyo, on Saturday. In light of a massive fire in 2016 in Itoigawa, Niigata Prefecture, a drill specially designed for areas with a high concentration of wooden houses was conducted for the first time at this year’s event. The association has maintained the local firefighter tradition that dates back to the Edo period.Speech

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