Revised note (June 19, 2017)
The Rafu Shimpo, in spite of their promise to me not to run a revised version of the column written by P.S. which was still problematic, published the print version on June 15th. It is unclear at this point whether the Rafu Shimpo intentionally broke their promise to me or if it was an accident, but the damage has been serious. Again I wish to strongly emphasise that, as the columnist admits, the opinions expressed in his article are solely his own not mine, nor should inferences relating to me in the column be necessarily construed as accurate or correct. I am currently considering my options to deal with this regrettable situation.
June 19, 2017 Yasuko Takezawa