Foreign News: Strong Policy

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Some of the presents showered by expectant political job-seekers on Japan's new Premier Ki ("Old Fox") Inukai last week were: eight sets of silverware; 80 baskets of fresh fish; 46 boxes of dried fish; 43 casks of sake; 33 baskets of fruit; 18 cases of beer; 15 cases of wine and 614 dozen rice cakes.

Cackling with delight at all these presents the 77-year-old Fox hobbled with the aid of his long staff about his home (where everyone calls him "Honorable Father") lavishly dispensing good cheer.

"Drink! Drink!" he urged the importunate...