Asia: Briefcase Brigades

Two decades ago, the Japanese marched out to impose with guns their "Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere" on the helpless nations of Southeast Asia. Last week, while most of the world's eyes were trained on Europe's faltering Common Market, the Japanese were again swarming over Asia, and in Tokyo Foreign Minister Masayoshi Ohira was again talking of co-prosperity. Today's invaders are briefcase brigades of Japanese businessmen with funds to invest in local industries and squads of technicians offering help for every venture from building dams to making watches. In 1963 the Japanese...

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