Japan: Brother Act

Considering his credentials—he is one of 467 members of the Japanese Diet—Politician Eisaku Sato was certainly getting a lot of attention. From meetings in Europe with Adenauer and De Gaulle, he whisked into Washington for chats with nearly every Cabinet member from Dean Rusk to Luther Hodges, even had ten minutes with President Kennedy on a day when the Cuban crisis was coming to a boil. As Sato moved on to the U.N. and Canada, it was obvious that he was more than just another member of the Diet. He was, in fact, everybody's odds-on choice to become Japan's...

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