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In her March 21 letter, “Is U.S. qualified to throw stones?,” Noriko Yoshimoto exhibits the “we poor Japanese” attitude on display at places like Yasukuni Shrine and Chiran Peace Museum for kamikaze pilots. With regard to “comfort women,” Yoshimoto asks if the United States “is qualified to poke its nose into a very sensitive, 60-year-old issue of another country?”

The answer is yes, especially when one of our biggest allies flip-flops and whitewashes World War II-related issues that are sensitive not only in Japan but also in many Asian nations.

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