Background of official’s outburst

An online comment points out that my June 13 letter, “Medieval standard of decorum,” contained an error regarding remarks by Hideaki Ueda, Japan’s human rights ambassador to the United Nations. In fact, after exhorting other diplomats in the room (where the U.N. Committee Against Torture was meeting recently) to “shut up,” the ambassador simply reiterated that Japan was “one of the most advanced countries in this field” — not the most advanced country. I regret causing any misunderstanding. I should have checked the facts more thoroughly before dashing off my letter.

j.t. cassidy
yokohama

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  • Takahiro Katsumi

    Thank you J.T. This was very noble of you.