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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Briton bares all at Tokyo palace

Police approached the man in a small rowing and tried to throw him a float. But he beat the water in a threatening way and then threw stones at the officers, barely missing them, footage showed. Japanese usually show respect for Emperor Akihito, whose father Hirohito was revered as a demigod until 1945. Most of the centuries-old Imperial Palace is strictly off-limits to the public except on the Emperor's birthday and New Year's Day when the imperial family waves from the balcony to cheering crowds. But the peripheral area is popular among Tokyo residents for dating, jogging or enjoying lunch when the sun is out.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 A British tourist in Tokyo shocked Japan on Tuesday after he swam stark naked in the moat around the Imperial Palace, one of Japan's most sacrosanct sites.

The man, a British national living in Spain was overpowered and arrested after a nearly two-hour chase in which he hurled rocks at police and scaled the moat's walls as shocked onlookers snapped photos from their cellphones. VIA

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