Scud missiles, tornado warnings and a flaming middle-aged man were a few of the strange goings-on that gave Sunday in Japan a bit of an apocalyptic feeling.
Storm clouds gathered over Tokyo as a tornado, rare for Japan, reportedly savaged a village north of the Japanese capital.
A man clambered above a Tokyo walkway, railed against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with a megaphone for an hour and then set himself on fire.
The Japan Times reported that the man, who appeared to be in his 60s, survived the apparent suicide attempt.
The streets of Tokyo flooded as rain fell.
A Tokyo taxi drive up onto a sidewalk and smashed into a pole.
Meanwhile, across the Sea of Japan, North Korea fired off two Scud short-range ballistic missiles, which fell into the ocean.
The Japanese government lodged an official protest against North Korea, the Japan Times reported.
In the northern city of Sapporo, a man allegedly robbed a 7-Eleven with an ice pick, taking ¥40,000 (roughly $400); the man had allegedly robbed the same 7-Eleven four days earlier.
On a lighter note, a weird cat posed for photos on top of a Tokyo signpost.
The cat appeared to be a big hit.
On Twitter, Sunday’s strange events are apparently being catalogued by some as “the Incidents of June 29″ (６月２９日の出来事).
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