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Strike balance between deterrence, reducing Okinawa's US base burden
Maintaining the deterrence power of the U.S. military is indispensable to securing peace for Japan. At the same time, it is necessary to reduce the excessive burdens imposed on Okinawa Prefecture for hosting U.S. bases. Striking a balance between these two is essential.
When political differences become contempt
The culture of contempt permeating our politics has now had near-fatal consequences. We need to put on the brakes and learn how to distinguish once again between our opponents and our enemies.