JAPAN: The Last Blow

That bedeviled man, Japan's Premier Nobusuke Kishi, did not even get the privilege of quitting office gracefully last week. Victimized politically for putting through the Japanese-U.S. Security Treaty by the fanatics of the left, he suffered a final personal indignity at the hands of a fanatic of the right, who knifed him in the thigh.

Box of Cake. Even the choice of his successor brought untidy dispute. From all over Japan, Liberal Democratic delegates convened in Tokyo to pick a new party president, who would automatically become the party's nominee for Premier. Kishi's choice was Trade Minister Hayato Ikeda. But...

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