JAPAN: Vice Minister's Vice

The official Japanese news censorship, one of the tightest in the world on political items, last month loosened up to pass this most candid-story-of-the-year in Tokyo's great newsorgan Nichi Nichi;

VICE MINISTER HAS LICKING HABIT

"Vice Minister Yuzawa of the Home Office on the occasion of his daughter's wedding was so much moved with his delight that he licked the face of the bridegroom to the surprise of the assembly. To speak the truth, Mr. Yuzawa has the curious habit of licking people's faces when he gets drunk.

"Since his appointment as Vice...

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