JAPAN: Failure?

How much political responsibility had three years of U.S. occupation brought to Japan? Not enough to keep Tokyo's Kosuge prison from bulging last week with financiers and high government officials involved in the Showa Denko bribery case.

Most important of Kosuge's new inmates was Takeo Kurusu, chief of the government's Economic Stabilization Board. With him were the Vice Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, the chief of the Accounts Bureau of the Finance Ministry and the chief of the fertilizer department of the Commerce & Industry Ministry. More were coming in all the time....

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