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Lloyd Danon
LLOYD DANON / SPECIALIST IN HUMANITIES
Nagurareya never stops trying. You can' knock him down. That's why I would never pay to hit him. I came to Kabukicho tonight because I feel the need to get absolutely slaughtered. What's the strangest thing I've ever seen here? A hostess decided to flash me one night. Now that's unusual
Miro Mizuo
MIRO MIZUO / ELECTRICIAN
I think fighting is a necessary evil for Nagurareya. I wouldn't pay to hit him. I'm searching for happiness here in Kabukicho. The weirdest thing I've ever scene here was samurai yakuza fighting with swords.
 
Karrie and Debbie
KARRIE AND DEBBIE / ACCOUNTANT & STUDENT
We think Nagurareya's situation is a bit sad, but at least he's taken some initiative to make money. It's his business so we paid him. This is the strangest thing I've ever seen in Kabukicho.
Knock out
Photos by Beezer

While our intrepid reporters were scouting the Golden Gai's nomiya for Tokyo's intelligentsia and a good scotch, they literally stumbled across another of Shinjuku's infamous personalities, Nagurareya, the human punching bag. Every night this former boxer does his rendition of Fight Club. Anyone can swing at him for a full minute for JY1000. We asked audience and participant alike what they thought of this unusual way of earning money, whether they'd pay to take a shot, what they were doing in Kabukicho and what was the weirdest thing they've ever scene is this demi-monde.
Tosh

TOSH / TEACHER
I think Nagurareya's manner of earning extra income is weird. I wouldn't pay to hit him. I'm in the neighborhood to listen to music. Junkies are the strangest characters I've seen in Kabukicho.

 

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RONNIE JAMES DICKINSON / PROFESSIONAL...?
I feel bad for him. What a way to make a living! I'd pay twice to hit him. Tonight I'm out with friends. I've seen a lot strange things here, but this tops them all.

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