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Japan is a democratic society, is it not? Therefore, shouldn’t Lee be extended the same courtesies and privileges as any other visitor to Japan? If other foreign tourists can visit Yasukuni, why can’t Lee?

Lim is afraid that Lee will say something that will promote “independence” for Taiwan and thus “anger” China. If that’s the case, then the Chinese government needs to understand that in a democracy like Japan, people are free to express their opinions, even those who are visiting from abroad. What right does China have to dictate whom the Japanese government should allow into Japan, and under what restrictions?

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