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Regarding the Oct. 4 front-page article “Noda halts state housing complex“: Low-cost housing for civil servants flies in the face of all of us who have to pay through the nose here in Tokyo by having to fork up extra months of rent money and contract fees every two years, while the government does nothing to stop this practice and gives great housing privileges to government workers.

Three cheers for Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, who at least understands the plight of those in the devastated Tohoku-Pacific region. Maybe he’ll look at our situation right here on the Kanto Plain next. Where is my turkey wishbone?

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.

jacl stern

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