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As I watch the extreme discomfort inflicted upon the residents of Chiba by the recent typhoon, a thought occurs to me: Wouldn’t the billions of dollars being lavished on the Olympic and Paralympic Games next year have been far better spent on burying electricity and other utility lines under ground, making a repeat of this tragedy less likely?

CHRISTOPHER LEWIS
MINATO WARD, TOKYO

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