JAPAN: From Words To Deeds

In that most dingy of Japanese official buildings called the Gaimusho, a flimsy affair of wood and beaverboard, whose shabbiness is accentuated by the grandiose Navy Office across the way, Japan's new Foreign Minister, Yosuke Matsuoka, introduced himself to his staff one day last week. His was a critical audience—blunt Yoshizawa of the American Division, cross-eyed Spokesman Suma, dyspeptic middle-aged clerks and angry youngsters who think Japan should expand all the way to the Suez Canal—who had seen Foreign Ministers come & go like rainstorms. They expected thunder in this maiden...

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