A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 27, 1960

AT the height of last week's turmoil in Japan, TIME Tokyo Bureau Chief Alexander Campbell was prowling through the city's huge Hibiya Park in search of a scheduled Zenga-kuren meeting. Suddenly he found himself surrounded by students in red horns and white robes. As it turned out, the weird assemblage was a Tokyo University Greek tragedy club earnestly rehearsing for an upcoming performance of Prometheus; the Zengakuren students, plotting a more contemporary tragedy, were in the next clearing. To separate the myth from the reality in last week's chain of events was...

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