• Kyodo, Jiji

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With the U.S. military pullout and the evacuation of foreign nationals and vulnerable Afghans from Kabul ending last week, many Afghans who have worked for Japan but were left behind say they are filled with feelings of anger and hopelessness.

One such individual said he lives day to day in a heightened state of vigilance — even locking his bedroom door when he sleeps — for fear of his safety under the harsh rule of the Taliban, who have returned to power after 20 years.

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