{GIF via Robert McGregor]
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Tiny battle robots facing off in a small ring, knocking the crap out of each other. The future of sumo is now.

Since 1990, this yearly robot sumo competition has been held in Japan. The Japan Times, where I am a columnist, reports that starting in 2014, international teams have been invited to battle.

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Via YouTuber Robert McGregor, here is a robot sumo supercut from over the years.

Incredible.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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