The Straits Times
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Published on Jan 03, 2013
 
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Bored Japanese trucker gets kicks from Syria war tourism

 
 

ALEPPO, Syria (AFP) - Japanese trucker Toshifumi Fujimoto is bored with his humdrum job, a daily run from Osaka to Tokyo or Nagasaki hauling tanker loads of gasoline, water or even chocolate.

Instead of getting a jolt of adrenaline by bungee-jumping or shark hunting, the stock 45-year-old man has become a war tourist in Syria where he shoots photos and videos while dodging bullets with zest.