Even Karate-Mad Hermits Can't Resist Owning Mobile Phones In Japan

I thought hermits kept busy plastering windows with newspaper and collecting Pot Noodle cups. This Japanese hermit, while burying himself in the hills and practising nunchuck skillz, has his own website and answers phone calls - while being interviewed on TV.

At 68 years of age, the Japanese hermit moves faster and has better eyesight than any of us, probably due to the fact he is a former karate champ. Sixteen years ago he moved to the Aichi prefecture of Japan to become a hermit, but as shown in this crazy Japanese TV segment about him, he just can't give up communicating with the outside world. I feel his pain. [Heiseisennin via Japan Probe]

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