SCANDALS: The Probes Continue

Bribery and other illegal payoffs may be older than history, but the foreign nations in which U.S. companies lately have admitted spreading their largesse are viewing the situation with anything but detachment. Some of last week's significant actions:

> In Japan the Diet virtually stopped work to wrangle over the way Premier Takeo Miki's administration was handling the Lockheed scandal (TIME cover, Feb. 23). Miki's response was to send police to raid 28 separate offices and homes in search of evidence of wrongdoing. No. 1 target was the home of Yoshio Kodama, the...

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