Education: Contract Renewed

For the chubby young Prince of the August Succession and Enlightened Benevolence, it had been a most enlightening year. Last week, pleased with his son's progress, the Emperor of Japan rehired Crown Prince Akihito's U.S. tutor for another year, at a raise in salary. Mrs. Elizabeth Gray Vining, a Quaker lady from Philadelphia, had well earned her $2,000 and keep.

Since January, the Empress herself had been studying English with Mrs. Vining, and Akihito's three sisters and younger brother were all getting lessons, too. Besides this solid schedule of tutoring, Mrs. Vining had her regular classes at the democratized Peers and...

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