• Kashiwa, Chiba


I would like to comment on Dipak Basu’s Dec. 2 letter, “Good reasons to stay at home.”

First, Basu mentions racism as one reason that fewer Japanese are going abroad to study. While racism exists in the United Kingdom as elsewhere, there are strict laws against discrimination based on it. Society in general does not tolerate those who show such tendencies. Sadly this cannot be said of most countries in Asia. But even if racism were a factor, surely other “inferior Asian” students would also be affected.

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