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21 December 2001


TOKYO — A Japanese sanitation worker known as the God of Garbage was arrested by police this week for threatening a bar owner at knifepoint because he refused to separate his trash, the Mainichi Daily news reported. Mizuo Tamura, 55, a manager in the environmental section in the Kajiki municipal government, was arrested for breaking Japan's Firearms and Swords Control Law early on Thursday, the newspaper said in its online edition. (The bar owner) wasn't separating... (

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