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I happen to disagree with Hiroki Hamagami’s statement in his Dec. 27 letter, “Ambassador deserves support,” that Japan’s new ambassador to China should seek to strengthen economic ties between the countries and forget about the territorial dispute.

The big mistake that Japan continues to make is that it believes that the economy rules everything in the world. Japan forgets that not the whole world consists of “prostitutes” who’ll agree to accept anything as long as they get their money.

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