THE NATION: A Matter of Days

A smiling, bespectacled little man in a baggy white suit and a battered Panama hat stepped unobtrusively off a silver Pan American airliner at the Honolulu airport one day last week. Leaning on his cane, Japanese Premier Shigeru Yoshida bowed and shook hands all around with the American greeters who towered above him, spoke politely about the "loyalty and bravery" of American-born Japanese, and cast no more than a sweeping glance at the skeletal cranes and hangars of Pearl Harbor. Then he took off again, heading for San Francisco to sign the formal...

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