JAPAN: Delaying Tactics

For President Eisenhower's visit to Japan next month. Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi set out to prepare a modest present: the ratification of the revised U.S. Japan security pact. Howding with rage, the opposition Socialists launched a filibustering delaying action. They declared themselves fearful of "remilitarization," charged that the pact would make Japan a target in some future nuclear war between the West and Communism. When Kishi moved to end the uproar by using his clear majority in the Diet to ram through ratification, the opposition last week took to the streets.

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