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It seems Timothy Bedwell (Dec. 16, “American protection not needed“) and I agree that the U.S. military needs to leave Japan, but there are a few points I would like to clarify.

First, I never said that a guarantee of U.S. protection was necessary in order for Japan to remain a pacifist country. I simply pointed out that it is hypocritical for a country to claim itself to be “pacifist” while relying on a foreign military for protection.

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