Some readers' letters in response to recent Community articles:

War is crime, Article 9 the solution

I try to stay out of Japanese politics, not being a native of Japan. But I live here, and this includes me in the politics of this country. Actually, being human, this includes me in world politics. I also liked [Osaka Mayor] Toru Hashimoto at first, as a charismatic thinker. But, whether his initial statements about women are personal or political, I can in no way accept him as a representative of my beliefs. He does not respect women as equals and has no business being the boss of Osaka, or of me, as a 12-year resident.