Thomas in Tokyo wrote to Lifelines in response to my Jan. 9 answer to an inquiry from reader Nick on the new law requiring the photographing and fingerprinting of foreigners on their entry into this country. I wrote that Japan Helpline is coordinating a response to the measure.

"Reader Nick asks about any organizations that are lobbying against the new law.

"If Nick is not Japanese, then he really has NO business lobbying against this law. Japan is not his country; he is a guest. As such, it is highly presumptuous of him to be telling Japanese how to run their country.