The Press: Taking Due Credit

The fever that stirred the howling rioters last June in Japan was in large part the handiwork of the Japanese press with its sustained attacks upon Premier Nobusuke Kishi and the U.S.-Japanese security treaty. But when it was suggested that the press, conservatively owned but heavily infiltrated by leftists, had played a major part in keeping President Eisenhower out of Japan and bringing down Kishi, Japanese publishers angrily denied all. It remained, last week, for Japan's leftist journalists themselves to take credit where credit seemed due.

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