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In his March 18 article, “As London shows, assimilation is what migration’s about,” Roger Pulvers writes of the great advantages to Britain through mass immigration. I don’t know how well Pulvers knows London, but as a long-term resident let me make a few points in counterbalance.

I recently spent a few days in Japan. It is a society that seems to work. I have never felt so safe or so welcome. Japan must be doing something right when you see children walking the streets alone and in complete safety. I am nervous just walking at night in my quiet, rather boring, neck of the woods! If assimilation is difficult to achieve in Britain, imagine just how much more difficult it will be for Japan, a society that works because it has strict codes of conduct.

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