Man sets self afire at Tokyo station in apparent protest

June 29, 2014 12:01 PM

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TOKYO -- A man set himself on fire at Tokyo's busy Shinjuku railway station on Sunday in an apparent political protest.

The man, who appeared in his 50s or 60s, was taken to the hospital after suffering serious injuries, said Daiji Kubota, an officer at the Shinjuku police station. He said the reason for the self-immolation was under investigation.

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