FRANCE: Parisian Holiday

The Ambassador felt free to talk, now that his 19-year-old charge. Crown Prince Akihito, had left the dangers of Paris behind. During the Prince's recent exemplary week in Paris, he attended the opera, strolled along the boulevards, and avoided the Parisian spots dearest to the ambitions of most young men his age.

Writing for Tokyo's Asahi Shimbun, Japan's Ambassador to France Kumao Nishimura last week proudly recounted the diplomatic triumph that lay behind the Prince's sedate course:

"One day as the Prince's limousine was passing through the Champs-Elysées, the Prince casually asked: 'How are the revues in Paris these days?' I thought:...

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