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Staff members demonstrate an entertainment programme titled Trap Climbing at VR Zone Shinjuku, Japan's largest class virtual reality entertainment facility operated by Japanese toy and game software maker Bandai Namco, during a press preview in Tokyo, Japan July 12, 2017.

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