JAPAN: Toward Neutrality

In his cutaway and the top hat that his wife carefully brushed for him, Japan's new Premier Hatoyama called last week upon the symbol of his country's ancient traditions, the Emperor. Later, in a grey worsted suit, dabbing nervously at his mouth with a handkerchief, Ichiro Hatoyama paid his respects to Japan's new democratic practices. "Good morning everybody," said conservative Hatoyama, making his radio debut on a man-in-the-street interview hookup. "If you have any questions, please do not be shy."

An Osaka student began: "I like you, but your policies seem very...

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