The World: Japan: Adjusting to the Nixon Shokku

ELMENDORF Air Force Base, which stretches across 13,400 frosty acres of tundra on the outskirts of Anchorage, is a carryover from the days when Alaska had not yet become an American state and Japanese soldiers were swarming through the fog and cold of Attu and Kiska. Constructed 16 months before Pearl Harbor, Elmendorf was designed to blunt a Japanese thrust at the Aleutians. This week the base was to play a far different role in Japanese-American relations. According to the prepared script, a gleaming Japan Air Lines...

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