JAPAN: God's Detour

Multiply the piety of an Irish policeman by ten, imagine him to be escorting the Supreme Pontiff cubed, and you have the state of mind of Police Sergeant Juei Honda when things went horribly, incredibly wrong last week in Kiryu, Japan's silk centre.

The Son of Heaven, the divine Emperor of Japan, was returning from Grand Army Maneuvers with Sergeant Honda out in front in the police pilot car. Since any street down which His Majesty is to ride must first be swept, purified and sanded, to make a wrong turn might...

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