JAPAN: Sitting Printer; Bean Soup

Six months ago Kiyoshi Tanabe won fame and a strike for fellow factory employes by sitting grimly on a factory chimney for 129 hours, disregarding all the blandishments of the Tokyo Police Force to coax him down (TIME, Dec. 1). Last week 200 employes of Japan Dyeing & Weaving Works went out on strike because of the discharge of a fellow workman. The dyers and weavers remembered the November success of Chimney Sitter Tanabe, determined to emulate him. However, not a single striking dyer could be found who would volunteer to sit on...

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