JAPAN: The People Speak

Three weeks after the rioting throngs in Tokyo forced the cancellation of President Eisenhower's visit to Japan, one section of the Japanese people got their first chance to express their feelings on 1) how they felt about the new U.S.-Japanese security pact, and 2) Premier Nobusuke Kishi, whose Liberal Democrats had approved it. The vote took place in relatively remote Aomori prefecture, which is coincidentally the site of one of the largest U.S. Air Force bases in Japan. There Liberal Democrat Governor Iwao Yamazaki was running for reelection. His Socialist opponent went...

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