Passenger sets self on fire on Japan’s bullet train

Passengers stand inside a Shinkansen bullet train which made an emergency stop in Odawara, west of Tokyo Tuesday, June 30, 2015. A passenger on the Japan’s high-speed bullet train tried to set himself or herself on fire Tuesday, causing smoke to fill the carriage and forcing the train to stop, Japan’s transport ministry said. (Kyodo News via AP Photo)

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Japanese man sets himself on fire to protest against changes to pacifist constitution

The man was taken to hospital with burns and his condition was not immediately known, police added, without giving further details

The man was taken to hospital with burns and his condition was not immediately known, police added, without giving further details Photo: AP

Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, has caused anger by planning to reform the country’s pacifist constitution – with a man in central Tokyo setting himself on fire in protest

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