JAPAN: As Ye Sow . . .

In Japanese moppets who could scarcely toddle at the time of Pearl Harbor, the seeds of democracy were sprouting fast. From the city of Fukuoka, the Kyodo News Service, Japan's largest press asso ciation, reported last week:

"Thirty-nine second-grade children of the Takamiya Primary School here went on strike against the highhanded and selfish manner of their teachers in disposing of crops from the school vegetable gardens, cultivated by the children.

"The walkout came to an end when it was agreed that vegetables harvested from the gardens would be equitably distributed. Flurried by the unexpectedly bold action of the children, the...