JAPAN: The Third Man

Only two months have passed since enfeebled, 73-year-old Ichiro Hatoyama stepped down from the premiership of Japan and gave way to a presumably healthier 72-year-old Tanzan Ishibashi, who boasted, "I can eat and drink anything." But for exactly one-half of the time Prime Minister Ishibashi has been in office, he has been laid up with bronchial pneumonia. Last week, after elbowing their way through a crowd of spectators jamming the garden and the street outside, four doctors politely took off their shoes and entered the sick Premier's Tokyo home to make an...

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