JAPAN: Doll-Eyed Victory

To Japan's ruling Liberal-Democratic Party, the nation's eighth postwar general election seemed from the start to be under a curse. To begin with, there was the humiliating fact that the election had been made necessary by the riots against the U.S.-Japanese Security Treaty that five months ago toppled former Premier Nobusuke Kishi (TIME, May 9 et seq.). Then, as if determined to swing the sympathies of Japan's emotional voters behind the opposition Socialists, a right-wing fanatic assassinated Socialist Party Boss Inejiro Asanuma. But last week, when election workers finished counting up...

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