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Japan's Tokyo Olympic team will comprise a record 582 athletes, with basketball player Rui Hachimura and wrestling gold medal hopeful Yui Susaki named as flagbearers, the country's Olympic committee said Monday.

The number is far bigger than the previous record of 355 athletes picked for the Japanese team at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and 244 more than the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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