Thursday, June 24, 2004


"Tokyo subway shooting shocks nation

Wednesday's shooting of a Tokyo Metro employee has rocked the nation's capital with scenes of terror-stricken passengers rushing to escape one of the most crowded stations in Japan.

Railway passengers and station employees say that the incident could have caused a major disaster because thousands of people were rushing to work at the time."

This article gives some idea of the incomprehensibility of such an event in Japan, where the discovery of a live bullet in someone's luggage at the airport is national news.


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