Here is an example of people that have been truely decieved.  Jesus is not buried in Japan, in fact, He is not buried anywhere.  After His death on the cross, He was buried in a tomb belonging to Joseph of Aramathea where a large stone was placed blocking the entrance.

The chief priests and Pharisees went to Pilate and asked that the tomb be made secure to prevent people from stealing Jesus’ body and claiming He was raised from the dead.

Matthew 27:65, “Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.”

The word “watch” in this verse is translated from the Greek koustodia {pronounced koos-to-dee’-ah} [strongs number 2892] which means guard.

When the Romans set a guard, this meant assigning a group of four to sixteen Soldiers.  This was a force of trained professionals that could easily hold off a larger force.

Given this, the body was not stolen.  As for claims that they fell asleep, The penalty for sleeping on duty was death.  They were wide awake.

The long and short of it is that this Japanese legend is false.

The Japanese Jesus trail
By Duncan Bartlett
BBC News, Japan

A Japanese legend claims that Jesus escaped Jerusalem and made his way to Aomori in Japan where he became a rice farmer. Christians say the story is nonsense. However, a monument there known as the Grave of Christ attracts curious visitors from all over the world.

To reach the Grave of Christ or Kristo no Hakka as it is known locally, you need to head deep into the northern countryside of Japan, a place of paddy fields and apple orchards.

Halfway up a remote mountain surrounded by a thicket of bamboo lies a mound of bare earth marked with a large wooden cross.

Most visitors peer at the grave curiously and pose in front of the cross for a photograph before heading off for apple ice cream at the nearby cafe.

But some pilgrims leave coins in front of the grave in thanks for answered prayers.

The cross is a confusing symbol because according to the local legend, Jesus did not die at Calvary.

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