Japan's Premier Shigeru Yoshida is a tiny (5 ft. 1 in.), bouncy man of 76, who likes to wear old-fashioned wing collars and pince-nez and who like another well-known Prime Minister, has a fondness for strong brandy and premier-sized cigars. Last week Yoshida was in the U.S. on a twofold mission: 1) to pay a formal goodwill call, and 2) to find some economic succor for his hungry homeland. The protocol tour was a resounding success, but the fund-raising expedition turned out to be a disappointment for the little visitor.

Warm Welcomes. Yoshida arrived in the U.S. after a month-long...

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