A Letter From The Publisher: Mar. 2, 1970

THE dynamism, the energy of the Japanese" was a recurring theme of Tokyo Bureau Chief Edwin Reingold's many dispatches for this week's cover story on Japan, its people, and its place in the world and history. The Japanese could easily return the compliment. Reingold and his colleagues, Frank Iwama and S. Chang, covered the country from Hokkaido to Kyushu and Okinawa. They attended cheerful festivals as well as grim student riots; they interviewed philosophers, business magnates, artists, shopkeepers, critics and politicians (including Premier Sato). "In a way, I have been working on this cover ever since I arrived here just one...

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