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I have noticed a trend within the Japanese press in the past several years to “bash” or publish every negative aspect of the U.S. service men and women here — from car accidents, to murder, assault, robbery and various other sundry crimes. Keep the public informed. After all, that’s your job isn’t it?

But if that’s your job, then why wasn’t anything printed about the Tokyo subway rescue of a Japanese man by two U.S. Navy Seabees on Jan. 20? Wasn’t it newsworthy enough? Was Pacific Stars and Stripes the only newspaper to print it?

richard early

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