• San Diego, California


Regarding Masamichi Yabuki’s Dec. 4 letter, “A MacArthur view revisited“: There have been other unjust omissions and, worse, derogatory statements made about American Gen. Douglas MacArthur, especially regarding his role in bringing about Japan’s revised constitution during the early months of the Occupation.

Few people know the real story of how the general saved Japan from a disaster such as the Russians orchestrated in Europe. Certainly the new constitution wasn’t perfect, but considering it has not been revised for over 65 years — during which Japan has prospered — it ranks as one of the best in the world.

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