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Horrified Japan Apologizes for ‘Deplorable’ Thai Skinny Dipping Incident

Hua Hin public beach

Locals celebrating the King's Birthday at Hua Hin beach. Photo: Ian Gratton.

HUA HIN — When photos of naked Japanese men frolicking in the surf in Hua Hin ended up on Twitter last Saturday, they briefly went viral before being shrugged off as harmless, drunken tomfoolery.

But this being the internet, the story didn’t end there. What made some headlines and raised some eyebrows domestically has gone on to brew up a storm of controversy in Northeast Asia, prompting the men’s Japanese employer to deeply apologize for hurting the honor and feelings of Thailand.

Read more: By Simon Duncan