JAPAN: Lion Out

A new, yet not exactly new Cabinet was formed in Tokyo last week, nine of the twelve Ministers retaining their posts.

Prime Minister Yuko Hamaguchi, dauntless old "Lion of Japan," has simply not recovered sufficiently from the assassin's wound he received last year (TIME, Nov. 17). Failing in strength, the grand old statesman resigned, both as Prime Minister and as Leader of the Minseito (Liberal Party).

Into his shoes stepped a statesman even better known in the U. S., onetime Prime Minister Reijiro Wakatsuki (pronounced wakatsky) who represented Japan at the London...

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