DIPLOMACY: Trying to Make Up with Japan

WHEN the Japanese pay somebody a visit, they often take a gift. If the person happens to be wealthier, they expect to return home with a nicer gift than the one they brought. That is more or less what happened last week when Japanese Premier Eisaku Sato met with President Nixon in San Clemente—the last in a series of presidential conferences with heads of state before Nixon goes to the bigger summits in Peking and Moscow. After two days of talks, Sato could go home with the satisfaction of seeming to have got...

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