Regarding the front-page, Feb. 21 Kyodo News article: “Archives: Stalin, Kim and Mao plotted Japanese invasion?”: No research, no additional information is provided — just an “unnamed source” floating a rumor from more than 40 years ago, which U.S. intelligence didn’t believe and for which there’s no credible evidence. How is this news exactly in 2007?

Today, when Japan is wrestling with substantial political issues between itself and North Korea and China, spreading this kind of sensationalist misinformation is irresponsible.

peter smyth

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