Most of us are against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan for collective self-defense. If Japan had legalized this in 1965, thousands of Japanese soldiers might have been sent to fight in the jungles of South Vietnam with the United States. What a meaningless loss of life that would have proven to be.

Eliminate the war risks before war ends us, the human race.

robert mckinney
otaru, hokkaido

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