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The world's biggest high-tech trade show opened in Hanover, Germany on Monday.
Some 3,000 businesses and organizations from 70 countries are participating in this year's CeBIT fair. They're showcasing all kinds of technologies on information and communications.
Japan is this year's event's partner country and sent 118 companies, the largest number of Japanese participants to date.
One Japanese venture firm showed a robotic suit that uses brain signals to help users move. Company officials say the device is already being used in German hospitals to help rehabilitate people with paralysis caused by brain damage.
NHK showcased its 8K Super Hi-Vision technology, displaying videos of a Japanese festival and sumo matches shot in the ultra-high-definition format. Visitors say they're amazed by the sharp, realistic images.
Organizers are expecting about 200,000 visitors during the event, which ends on Friday.