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Regarding the Aug. 14 article “Party vows to nationalize expressways if it wins“: The scrapping of tollway fees will turn Japan’s highways into parking areas as traffic comes to a standstill. It is environmental madness. More gasoline will be consumed and more carbon dioxide will be pumped into the air. The opposition Democratic Party of Japan obviously has not thought about the implications of this mundane election promise. Wake up Japan before it is too late.

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