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Japan needs tougher arrow control

The Mainichi Daily News reports on a shooting at a Japanese amusement park. Bow and arrow. Very weird:

A man waiting to ride a grass slide at a theme park here was slightly injured after he was hit in the head with an arrow, police said.

The 54-year-old man and his relatives were near the slide section of the Yamaguchi New Zealand Village in Mine, Yamaguchi Prefecture, shortly before 10 a.m. on Thursday, when two arrows were fired into the area.

One of the arrows, about 73 centimeters long and 7 millimeters in diameter, hit him above the eye and the other arrow fell about 10 meters from him.

An archery site is located at the theme park, some 33 meters from the slide section.
It's mind-boggling to me that in safety-obsessed Japan, where there is a warning sign on just about everything (Don't rush for your train! Don't catch your fingers in the elevator door!), nobody thought it was a bad idea to put an archery range within shooting distance of other park attractions.




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