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TO: Distribution

FROM: Tatsuhiro Kimijima

DATE: May 28, 2002

RE: Questions about the Czech Republic.

Dear Sir, The story I am developing takes place in the Czech Republic.

It is about a Japanese karate fighter who works for a criminal organizations, and finally is arrested by the Czech police.

It would be helpful for me if you answer the following 28 questions. Your comments would also be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support in advance.

Regards, Tatsuhiro Kimijima



a. After the end of the Cold War and the end of control of the Czech Republic by the Soviet Union, there was a revolutionary movement your country. With this came many changes in society. Please describe both the positive and negative sides of these changes.

b1. Describe 5 typical images or impressions that Czech people have about Japan. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

b2. Describe 5 typical images or impressions of how Japanese people behave in a foreign environment such as the Czech Republic. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

c. What are the top 3 types of domestic crime in the Czech Republic? 1. 2. 3.

d. What are the top 3 types of domesitc crime committed by foreigners? 1. 2. 3.

e. Is there any organized crime committed by the Russian mafia? If any, what are they?

f. Are there any crimes made by domestic criminal organizations? If any, please describe them.

g. Is the percentage of juvenile delinquency high or low compared with other crimes? Is it increasing or decreasing in past 5 years?

h. Is there a death penalty in the Czech Republic?

i. If Japanese Karate fighters fight against each other, how would Czech police react?

j. What is a reputation of Czech police? Good or bad?

k. What is the percentage of guilty verdicts in criminal cases?

l. In the past 20 years, have there been any attempted or successul assassination cases in the Czech Republic? If so, please describe briefly.

m. Are there any private detectives in the Czech? In most other countries, retired police officers become private detectives. Is the same thing true in the Czech Rebublic?

n. Do the police unoffically leak information of the investigation to a private detective or the media?

o. What is the reputation of politicans? In general, are they good or bad?

p. What kind of a jobs are poular in the Czezh? What do young men want to be? Please list some specific job examples.

q. List the most respected living persons in the world to the average Czech citizen.

r. Who are the most respected persons in world history to the average Czech citizen?

s. Is there minitary a draft in the Czezh Republic? If so, from how old and for how long?

t. How long is the compulsory education?

u. What is the percentage of students graduating from high school compared those who don't, including those who never start high school? v. What is the percentage of students graduate from university/college?

w. What is the percentage of Catholics in the Czezh Republic?

x. Does the Catholic Church inflence your society a lot or little? And what areas or aspects of society does it influence?

y. Describe the 3 biggest recent news headlines. 1. 2. 3.

z1. Among the Olympic Games (Summer and Winter), what are the top 5 popular sporting events? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

z2. What are the 3 things that you feel most proud of about the Czezh Republic? 1. 2. 3.

z3. What political problems do you think most concern the Czezh people at this time?