JAPAN: No Anger

Japanese voters last week gave another convincing display of support for the recently ratified Japanese-U.S. security pact. In Saitama prefecture, adjacent to Tokyo, incumbent Liberal Democratic Governor Hiroshi Kurihara rolled over a Socialist opponent who had campaigned loudly against the treaty. Though Socialist leaders poured into the prefecture from nearby Tokyo urging voters to "show your anger over the treaty in the election," Kurihara ran up 14,897 more votes than he did in 1956 to defeat his Socialist rival 374,598 to 126,134.


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