Dear Editor of The Journal of Scientific Practice and Integrity,

As for the status of events referred to in the reply to JoSPI by JRP editor M. C. Thorne and IOP Managing Editor S. Harris, we would like to draw readers’ attention to the concrete sequence of events and the content of exchanges described in our paper, which are fully supported by documented records.

Yours sincerely,
Yoh Tanimoto (corresponding)
Yutaka Hamaoka
Kyo Kageura
Shin-ichi Kurokawa
Jun Makino
Masaki Oshikawa