Dear Mr. Murata,Of course, this email did nothing to reduce my outrage. Okay, maybe the email made me feel slightly better because at the end of the email Motegi said that someone else had replied to my message. Note that Motegi says that this reply was sent to the SSJ Forum. That of course implies that the SSJ Forum did not author this new reply. Keep this in mind while you’re reading the next series of emails.
Thank you for your e-mail. The purpose of the SSJ Forum is to stimulate dialogue among researchers doing social science and political economy of Japan, as you can see in our website http://forum.iss.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ . And also you can refer to the SSJ-Forum Guideline http://forum.iss.u-tokyo.ac.jp/guideline.html .
We will send another reply to your message which was sent to us and Mr. Truong soon.
Thank you and best wishes,
Akira Motegi, Moderator SSJ Forum
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The SSJ Forum moderator sent me the following email.