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To members of the ruling coalition,

By the time you read this, ¥12,600 should have appeared in my bank account. While I am pleased to have received this money, I would like you to know that I have used it to pay my residential tax. Considering the myriad social problems currently facing Japan, this was a poor use of taxpayer money, not unlike some of the other ideas — like unchecked subsidizing of education or waived fees — being tossed around by the various parties as they try to appeal to the public.

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