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Rich, famous, semi-retired people commonly take up good causes (based on whatever they define as “good”), but animation maestro Hayao Miyazaki does things differently.

Instead of penning an op-ed or speaking at a rally, he recently invited members of the The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan to his studio in Tokyo’s Higashi Koganei neighborhood for a freewheeling Q&A, in which he expressed opposition to nearly everything Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is doing: from Constitution revision to the construction of a U.S. Marine Corps base in Henoko, Okinawa.

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