The World: Sato of Japan: At the Pre-Kissinger Stage

OF the U.S.'s major allies, none has been more profoundly shaken by Washington's new policy toward China than Japan. Last week, in an interview with TIME, Japanese Premier Eisaku Sato, who may be forced to step down early this summer, said that his government is responding to the Chinese-American rapprochement by attempting to achieve a new relationship of its own with China. "What really concerns me is that we have no means of making contact with Peking," he told Correspondents Jerrold Schecter, Herman Nickel and S. Chang. Sato eagerly questioned Schecter, who had...

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