There was this 70 year old guy who poured gasoline over himself and set himself on fire in the front car of the Shinkansen (bullet train). The train had left Tokyo station and was speeding toward Osaka when this guy, they learned afterwards, was protesting that his pension was too low, He died and one lady also died from breathing in the poison air. My wife told me the lady was headed to pray at a shrine to give thanks for her wonderful life.
I ride the train twice every week but on another line and always sit right where the guy did the deed.
Cold War Number One: 70 years of daily national stupidity. Cold War Number Two: Still in its youth, but just as stupid. - William Blum