Letters: Feb. 17, 1967

Togetherness in Japan

Sir: Veracity and readability were uniquely combined in "The Right Eye of Daruma," your cover story on Japan and Premier Sato [Feb. 10].

The only pertinent fact that I might have added is that the Japanese are a nation of strong collective mentality. A Japanese standing alone feels as naked, lonely, isolated, conspicuous and bewildered as a Honda on the Kansas turnpike —and doesn't like it. He may seem at times to long for individuality, to talk about it and even try to display it. Nevertheless, he is disquieted to find it in himself. Sato's consensus politics is but a...

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