de Justin Mccurry
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Keirin, now an Olympic sport, was invented in Japan to raise tax on betting. Now, over $12 billion a year is bet on the results of races round outdoor velodromes by men in brightly coloured uniforms, conforming to exacting rituals of lifestyle and behaviour.
Justin McCurry, the Guardian's Tokyo correspondent, explores a blue collar Japan we rarely see and a uniquely fascinating sporting culture.