Cadets of Japan's Military Defense Academy compete in their traditional "Botaoshi" game, in which players try to pull down the opposing team's pole, at the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the academy in Yokosuka, on Sunday. The game which originated from the Japanese navy is played annually on the academy's foundation day to demonstrate the cadets' physical strength, operational capability and teamwork. Some 600 cadets from four teams fought for the victory trophy. "Botaoshi" means to mean "pull down a pole."© Japan Today
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