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Regarding the June 12 front-page article “Three months marked since killer quake, tsunami“: I was very disappointed by The Japan Times so-called coverage of the worldwide demonstrations against nuclear power held June 11.

Another Japanese newspaper reported that 20,000 people took part in the Shinjuku, Tokyo, demonstration alone, while The Japan Times’ article quoted a police estimate of 2,000 and made a vague reference to other events. There were close to 140 events held across Japan and in at least 11 countries.

How can the numbers be so far apart? Has anyone investigated this discrepancy? The Japan Times bills itself as “the world’s window on Japan.” Please open the window wider.

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.

frank hashimoto

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