Japan is noted for its fastidious attention to manners. Books, magazines and even DS games offer instruction on the ins and outs of manners' minutia. Even with this almost Victorian attention to politeness, the country's recently seen a rash of faux pas that can be best described in one word: rude.
Today, soccer player Naoki Matsuda died due to cardiac arrest complications. He was 34 years old. Also today, a PSP game he promoted went on sale in Japan.