JAPAN: The Candidate

From Tokyo, TIME Correspondent Richard Lauterbach cabled:

The Potsdam Declaration stated that the Japanese people would choose their own form of government. This week, Hirohito began his campaign to be kept on as Emperor. He was running on a New Deal ticket.

"The Hat." Outfitted in a fly-front, oxford-grey topcoat, a pearl-grey felt hat which looked as if it had been sat upon, a dark business suit, blue shirt and white collar, the new Hirohito sallied forth on his first campaign tour. It was only his third peek at the world outside his carp-filled moat since the war's end. He left...

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