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Young owners of several small manufacturing firms in the “shitamachi” area of Tokyo’s Ota Ward have built the nation’s first bobsled in an effort to demonstrate their technological prowess despite facing a prolonged recession that has gutted the historic area of factories.

The project was proposed by Satoshi Kosugi, 36, of the Ota City Industrial Promotion Organization to “publicize” the abilities of small businesses in the area.

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