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I would like to begin by saying that I love Japan and its people. I was a teacher and ESL supervisor for eight years, and hated to leave. I wept bitter tears.

Having said that, I wish to say that “sexless Japan” is utter nonsense (the Media Mix column titled “Modern romance: no security, no sex” in the Oct. 2 edition). Unlike America there is no shame associated with sex. It is free and open. Everywhere there are love hotels. I visited dozens.

Very young ladies posted their pictures and phone numbers on telephone booths. I gathered hundreds of them and put them in a photo album.

I could say so much more, but I believe it is prudent to end here.

Sheridan Peterson
SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA

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