JAPAN: Bittersweet

Hirohito has been inaccessible to Allied correspondents since last September, when the U.P.'s Hugh Baillie and New York Timesman Frank Kluckhohn interviewed him, severally. But the press does not give up. Every week one crafty newsman, who knows the Emperor's fondness for sweets, sends a 3-lb. box of candy to the Palace with a request for an interview. So far, no dice. "The Emperor's first interviews," explains an Imperial Household official, "have still left a bitter taste with his advisers."


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