Japan: The Eyes Have It

In the U.S., it is no longer papa but the computer who knows best how to help boy meet girl. Not so, as yet at any rate, in Japan, where the professional matchmaker still plies his ancient and honorable trade with a gusto no computer could possibly match. Perhaps the most successful in Japan today is wispy, 73-year-old Genkichi Ishizaka, who is perfectly certain that he knows the secret of making a marriage stick.

"The most important thing," he told inquiring TIME Correspondent S. Chang last week, "is to get the right boy for the right girl so that their...

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