Japanese porn star in workbook angers Indonesian parents
News On Japan via Times Live -- Sep 25
Indonesian authorities are investigating how a picture of a Japanese porn star came to be printed on a junior high school worksheet, media reports say.
An English subject worksheet for third-year students at an Islamic school in East Java contained the image of the porn star Maria Ozawa, popularly known as Miyabi.
Students were asked to describe the picture, in which Ozawa was clothed.
"There's a subtle message in the picture that could actually infiltrate their minds," Ibnu Hamad, spokesman for the Education and Culture Ministry, told the Jakarta Post. "They have to find an answer to the question and could easily search the internet to find out who she is."
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The man under arrest for fatally stabbing one man and wounding three others during a 10-minute rampage in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday night, told police on Thursday that he wanted to hijack a plane at Haneda airport and fly it into Tokyo Skytree to take revenge on society. (Japan Today )
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