Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Communist monk victory

The Japan Times Online - Monk with JCP fliers ruled not trespassing

This story highlights some odd things about Japan:

* Buddhist monks can be politically active (for the communist party)

* going into a condo complex to put flyers in letterboxes could be much more trouble than it is worth. (This monk was detained for 23 days for this, presumably after his arrest.)

* the lesson (especially for foreigners): try to avoid being arrested for anything in Japan!

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