JAPAN: Again Amau

Knife-tongued Mr. Eiji Amau, famed official spokesman of the Japanese Foreign Office, last week told British correspondents it would be a good thing if the U. S. should consent to reductions in the size of its battleships. "In other words," said he, "we would like to see the crabs on the American Pacific coast lose their big claws."

"Losing their claws might kill the crabs," cracked a Briton. "All the better for eating!" cracked back Mr. Amau.

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