JAPAN: The Rising Sun

In his dealings with Americans, Japan's Premier Nobusuke Kishi likes to portray his nation as the one sure bulwark against Asian Communism. He even argues that the U.S. ought to underwrite a $700 million to $800 million fund to make sure that Japan, rather than Communist China, wins economic leadership of Southeast Asia. Yet six weeks ago, when a "private" Japanese delegation signed a $196 million trade pact with Red China. Kishi gave the deal his blessing. Nor did he boggle at the key condition extracted by Peking: establishment in Tokyo of...

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