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What do marijuana, Japan’s military and convicted-acquitted-accused-again suspected wife-murderer Kazuyoshi Miura have in common? The possibly problematic extraterritorial application of Japanese law.

The late Miura’s case seems to be the only one of the three where it has actually happened (so far). A Japanese businessman who traveled frequently to the U.S., Miura and his wife were attacked in 1981 in a Los Angeles parking lot by (he said) street thugs who shot him in the leg and his wife in the head.

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