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I always enjoy reading Japan Lite by Amy Chavez, and her May 30 column, “Islands of and for the old,” was particularly impressive. I am afraid there are many places in Japan’s countryside without medical clinics and homes for the elderly.

We don’t need semigovernmental offices for high officials parachuting down from the central government even as they receive retirement money. What greedy people they are!

Young people don’t have jobs. We don’t need a technical high school aimed at securing Nobel Prizes for Japan in the future. Japan’s Nobel Prize winners didn’t graduate from such high schools anyway. They studied for their pleasure!

I hope that in the coming general election a new leading party will consider the basic problems of modern Japan.

masayuki aihara

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