• Sagamihara, Kanagawa

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Regarding the Feb. 29 Kyodo article “Draft program targets buckets of Olympic gold medals“: If I am not mistaken, the only countries that had or have such government-set numerical targets for Olympic gold medals are dictatorships.

What does the education ministry want to achieve? Does it want to show the world or its Asian neighbors the superiority of Japan?

I guess there are people in the ministry who need some education on what the basic principles of the Olympic Games are.

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manfred baur

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