The authorities probably know who he is, but now the question becomes what to do with him.
About a week ago news broke about a mysterious man claiming to be a Russian who swam to the eastern Hokkaido town of Shibetsu in hopes of seeking asylum. Although the Sapporo Regional Immigration Services Bureau who are handling the case still haven’t revealed any details, Russian media believe they have identified the man as 38-year-old Vaas Feniks Nokard.
According to The Moscow Times, Nokard was previously deported from Japan in 2011 because he violated the conditions of his visa. He