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Michael Hoffman’s article on the apparent rise of nationalism in the wake of the March 11 earthquake disaster leads me to wonder: If Japanese “intellectuals” like conservative journalist Yoshiko Sakurai and professor emeritus Masahiko Fujiwara (both cited in Hoffman’s article) make themselves and their country ugly to the rest of the world by exalting their racial superiority—”Japanese genes”—who will care when the next earthquake strikes?

The opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the policies of The Japan Times.

donald seekins

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