• Fujisawa, Kanagawa


Hiroaki Sato’s Nov. 28 article, “Learning to live with the builders of America,” is less an examination of current issues than an illustration of the author’s bias.

Sato criticizes U.S. policies toward illegal entrants without fairly comparing them with those of other countries. Does his native Japan not have rules and laws that it insists people follow? Does Japan not require immigrants to have proper documentation? How many immigrants and refugees does it accept, anyway, and how are visa overstayers treated by Japanese authorities?

A comparison of such points would make a more balanced article. What we get, instead, is biased to the point of hypocrisy.

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 feeney

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