JAPAN: New Door to Asia

The Open Door was closing fast in China. Once the Reds had slammed it shut, the dust of history would settle on half a century of Western endeavor and propagation of Western ideals on Asia's mainland. Watching the relentless march of the Communists below the Yangtze and south across prostrate China, the U.S. wondered: What next in Asia?

No man knew the answer. But the be ginning of an answer seemed to be in the making. The man who had formulated it, grandiosely and still vaguely, was an American with the face...

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