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Bored Japanese gets kicks from Syria war tourism

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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.  

Japanese trucker Toshifumi Fujimoto stands in front of damaged buses in Aleppo's old city on December 27, 2012. He says he became a war tourist after getting bored with his humdrum job, a daily run from Osaka to Tokyo or Nagasaki hauling tanker loads of gasoline, water or chocolate.

Yet while the stocky, bearded 45-year-old could spend his free time getting a jolt of adrenaline by bungee-jumping or shark hunting, he puts his life on the line in a most unusual way.

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