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Although I disagree with the tone of Shigure Tatsushige’s Jan. 20 letter, “Deport the solo ‘flyjin’ of 3/11,” I can understand his sentiment, except that I think he’s forgetting one very important fact: Many Japanese also fled after 3/11 — if not to other countries then elsewhere in Japan.

One reason the exodus of foreigners made headlines is that many of them needed to rush to immigration centers before departing, creating long queues and good photo opportunities. Another reason is, well, because they’re foreigners.

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