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Like J.T. Cassidy (Nov. 13 letter, “Why not do the write thing?“) I don’t believe half of what I write, either. Japan Times readers should take my letters as propositions and not confuse what I write either with what I think or believe — especially in this country, where saying what one actually, truly believes is the worst social faux pas imaginable. Writing to the newspaper is a hobby, and I could almost just as easily write opposite opinions. I don’t see incongruity in entertaining contrary ideas simultaneously.

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grant piper

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