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Tales of the legendary ninja abound in Japanese films and anime, but more tourists will be able to experience the culture first-hand after a new organization launched Friday honoring the mercenaries.

It comes amid growing calls overseas for a single ninja association at a time when various groups are working separately to promote ninja culture, especially in the buildup to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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