Japan: Black Mist & Banana Skins

Freshly returned from a tour of Red China, a group of Japanese Diet members last week reported to Premier Eisaku Sato on the rampages of the Red Guards. Sato listened carefully, then smiled with the weary resignation of a man who has heard it all before. Said Sato: "We have our own Red Guards of a sort operating in the Diet these days."

Japan's Red Guards are members of the Socialist opposition—aided by Communists and the Komeito (Clean Government Party)—who for the past three months have charged Sato's Cabinet with everything from fraud...

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