Fifty-seven hours after he flew in for "frank and friendly'' discussions with President Eisenhower on U.S.-Japanese relations, Japan's new Conservative Premier Nobusuke Kishi had won his country's greatest postwar victory. It consisted of a set of fundamental changes in Washington's Japan policy that will go far toward establishing his fully sovereign and renascent country as the U.S.'s coequal partner in the Far East. In a joint communiqué issued by the President and the Premier after their talks and from less official leakage, it was plain that Kishi had come, seen and got:

¶ U.S. agreement to make sharp cutbacks within...

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