The World: The Computerized Bulldozer

THE man in charge of Japan's first major exercise in independent diplomacy since the war is a wheeling-dealing real estate speculator and career politician who has almost no experience in international diplomacy. In the 15 years since hard-driving Kakuei Tanaka first reached Cabinet-level posts in Tokyo, he has been abroad only eight times, and then only to Korea, the U.S. and Western Europe. His one previous trip to China came in 1938, when he was shipped off to Manchuria as a young Imperial Army draftee. Tanaka's military career ended several months later when...

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