The Aug. 18 front-page Kyodo article “Anti-Japan protests mark anniversary” was ridiculous. I would like an explanation, and I’m sure many others would, too. This was not news. It simply reminded people that protests in China occurred one year ago. And, unbelievably, above the article, there was a photo of a demonstration that took place nearly a year ago.

As the article states, “There were no major protests on China’s streets” — meaning that the headline was mostly wrong.

So why was the article written? To stir up anti-Chinese feelings among English speakers in Japan? It goes on to say, “But that does not assure there will be none [no protests] in the near future.”

Seriously? Was this article written by an ultra-nationalist?

bob poulson

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