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Ninja-clad petitioners “sneaked” into the office of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday to ask for help in promoting ninja culture as a tourism draw in the run-up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

“Even though you’re all wearing such bright colors, you were still able to slip through the tight security” of the office, Abe told female lawmakers who were clad in pink and purple ninja outfits, drawing laughter.

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