• Miura, Kanagawa


Regarding Yoshi Tsurumi’s Aug. 27 article “Time to reject tyranny and health insecurity“: I appreciate the significant connections between the United States and Japan, but was professor Tsurumi seriously suggesting that Japan’s suicide rate has been caused by George W. Bush?

What sort of scholarship is this? There are strong assertions about complex societal problems in this article, and I hardly think it fair to broadly conclude that these are all to be placed squarely on the shoulders of the Bush “tyranny.”

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