Japan: Seconds for Sato

The victory feast was elaborate in the best Japanese manner: wild boar soup, egg roll, raw fish, grilled eel and steaming platters of yakitori (chicken-on-a-stick). But the victory was not as sweet as expected, and the host could be pardoned if his appetite was a bit dull. In the election that preceded last week's "victory dinner" in his garden, Japan's Premier Eisaku Sato won his party's renomination under a cloud of rebuke from more than a third of his Liberal Democratic lieutenants. His victory thus assured him not only of almost automatic re-election as Japan's Premier in next year's election...

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