Comment by George
>she doesn’t speak their langage and doesn’t know >anything about philipine
She is thirteen years old. She can learn. It is not like the Philippines is Hell or some kind of prison. Sure, it will be disappointing for her to leave her friends, but, as Patrick rightly points out, children are uprooted from communities all the time.
I noted as much on debito.org. I also noted that I thought it was interesting that the Japanese media, which many on his blog vilify for being “anti-foreigner” has actually been very sympathetic to Noriko. For some reason he firstly erased the second comment as some sort of “swipe”, and I now see that he has erased both comments altogether.
I had read (here actually) that he does screen his comments, but I wasn’t sure he was that paranoid so as to completely screen out non-malicious opinions that he didn’t agree with. Wow!
Sorry for the brief digression.
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