Religion: Prayer at the Wheel

Motoji Hatano decided that something drastic had to be done. As president of Tokyo's Kokusai Bus Co., he could hardly ignore the fact that its 59 buses had had 22 accidents this spring—three times as many as last spring. It was the same with the other Japanese sightseeing-bus companies: a total of 51 crashes, 15 deaths, 843 injured. President Hatano's manager did some oriental-style brain-storming and came up with an idea any adman would be glad to put on the train for Westport. The idea: send the bus drivers to a Zen Buddhist temple to cool off with a little meditation.


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