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Regarding the Nov. 4 article “Japan eyes $4 billion in Afghanistan aid“: Why spend $4 billion where Japan has no business being? This is a U.S. war; America is destroying buildings and homes and killing civilians with missiles. Now it wants to rebuild what it has destroyed. Stupid!

If America pulls out in a couple of years, will Japan still have spent $4 billion over four years? Japan has no obligation to send aid to Afghanistan or support the U.S. war effort. Japan should spend that money on its economy and help its people.

larry ejima