JAPAN: No Retreat

Quite as anxious as Britain's Ramsay MacDonald for friendly relations with the U. S. is Japan's courtly Prime Minister, 66-year-old Baron Giichi Tanaka. Breaking the traditional oriental silence, last week, the grizzled Prime Minister, in his stocking feet, courteously received Correspondent Barnet Nover of the Buffalo News. A Japanese of the old school, Baron Tanaka never wears shoes except on formal state occasions. Rheumatic, he must be supported by a stalwart valet while being shod.

"If there is one thing dominant in our foreign policy," said the sock-footed Prime Minister, "it...

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