From the Japan Today article on the story of a 14-year-old boy hijacking a JR bus with a knife (By the way, unless you enjoy the feeling of banging your head against a wall, it's generally a good idea to ignore the comments section of any Japan Today story):
"Police arrested a boy Wednesday for hijacking a bus on the Tomei Expressway in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture. Ten passengers and a driver were on the bus from Nagoya to Tokyo, operated by JR Tokai Bus Co, at the time, none of whom were injured in the incident, according to police.
The boy, who was in possession of two knives, told police he is a 14-year-old second grader at a junior high school in Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture. He said he hijacked the bus in order to cause trouble to his parents, who had scolded him, according to police."
The FNN News story clearly has the 宇部市 kanji in the right corner (click for a larger view):
Go Ube! At least no one got hurt. And he'll have something to write about if his teachers ask him to do a "What I did during my summer vacation" essay.
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