AUSTRALIA: Speaking in the Broad

In 1939 when Prime Minister Robert Gordon Menzies sanctioned a shipment of scrap to Japan, shocked Australians nicknamed him "Pig Iron Bob." When war came, a fever of Jap hatred swept Australia, and lingered on for a decade. As Menzies said: "You only have to mention the word Japanese for it to be worth three headlines." Last week Menzies was making three headlines and more, after a trip to Japan.

At Tokyo airport Menzies shook hands with top-hatted Premier Kishi and his Cabinet, drove off in a gold-decorated black coach drawn by black horses, to lunch with the Emperor...

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