Regarding the commentary “Making Tokyo more competitive” by Haruaki Deguchi in the Aug. 27 edition, a moderate climate makes life pleasant, but weather is not holding Tokyo back from being a leading world city. The city already has a first rate communications and transportation infrastructure, and with the current speed of moving people and information, the city has quick access to global resources.

Plus, Japan needs to change its habit of buying concrete and steel to maintain the economy, and it is prudent to keep debt within a comfortable range to be able to manage changing financial circumstances. I vote for the need to incrementally increase infrastructure usage efficiency through better information management.

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