THE OCCUPATION: Fanatics?

The big news from Japan was what had not happened. A desperately small force of U.S. troops (100,000 by last week) had landed in a previously uninvaded country populated by the most fantastically nationalistic people on earth; yet not an American had been killed, not a demonstration had occurred.

Terrorists still sought some of the leaders who had surrendered Japan (see FOREIGN NEWS). Efforts persisted to preserve Japan's national pride against the admission of full defeat. But these were not typical of occupied Japan. Cabled TIME Correspondent John Walker from Tokyo:

"I can only conclude that we considerably underestimated their exhaustion...

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