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Monday, October 10, 2005

Census Taker Takes Leave of His Census

From The (Tokyo, Japan) Daily Yomiuri of Oct. 10, 2005:

Census taker burned forms over lack of cooperation

The Yomiuri Shimbun

A census taker from Bando, Ibaraki Prefecture, burned census forms after reportedly becoming angry with uncooperative people, according to the prefectural government.

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"I can't deal with people who live in apartments. Can I just burn all the forms?" he reportedly said in a phone call to city hall.

Two officials of the municipal government tried to visit his house, but mistakenly went to the address of another census taker with the same surname.

The man called city hall again and said, "You didn't come, so I burned the forms."

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