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I appreciate the The Japan Times’ publishing letters to the editor that tell the other side of the story, like Xiao Jin Yuan’s Nov. 11 letter, “Safeguarding Territorial Integrity.” It’s good to get a variety of views on an issue as complex and important as this.

That said, the letter is absolutely ridiculous. There is no connection whatsoever between the Senkaku islands and Japan’s military aggression against China in the past. The government of Japan has changed since then and is under a new constitution, having sworn off war forever.

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