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People in the U.K. must be proud of having taken part in this historic referendum, whichever side they voted for (“Britain shocks world with vote to exit EU,” June 25). They showed the rest of the world that it is people, not politicians, who make the final decision on the future of their country.

Will we ever see in Japan open and honest conversations, in the way people in the U.K. demonstrated, about how we want the future of our life and society in this country to be? Not likely to see it in this country while our primary concern about this historic event seems to be just making or losing money.

Yoshihiko Komaya
KURASHIKI, OKAYAMA PREFECTURE

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