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.

Dramatically rushed back to Japan on a U.S. military jet, the wife lingered in a vegetative state for a year before dying, leaving Miura to collect the proceeds of a hefty life insurance policy. Then his porn-star lover gave a magazine interview indicating he may have procured his wife's murder.