I consider the headline for Philip Brasor’s Feb. 24 Media Mix article, “Japan’s vegetarians stay in the closet,” misleading. Most of the story is not about the vegetarian situation in Japan, but rather a discussion of animal rights. I have no idea what the author really wanted to say with regard to vegetarians who “stay in the closet.”
For instance, on this topic, the writer could have focused on the fact that some vegetarians are vegetarians at home only, because they are afraid that if they ask about food ingredients in a restaurant or store, people will think that they are “spoiled.”
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