JAPAN: Long View

Since the loss of their empire, Japanese are rightly inclined to worry about how they will manage to feed a population of 80,000,000, packed into their tight little islands. But last week, when an occupation official asked, in curiosity, whether a Japanese government might encourage birth control in future, he got a stout no. The reason showed how little some Japanese had changed. Explained former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Katsuo Okazaki (while Foreign Minister Hitoshi Ashida nodded in solemn agreement): "Because with birth control, in 20 years we would not have...

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