ASIA: Hot Time for Tanaka in Indonesia

Jakarta, the sprawling capital of Indonesia, looked at times like a battlefield last week. Fires burned all night as angry mobs attacked stores, businesses, hotels and nightclubs, smashing and gutting hundreds of automobiles as they surged through the stricken city. It was the worst rioting that Jakarta had seen since the anti-Communist disturbances of 1967. The occasion for the violence this time, ironically enough, was neither the threat of externally supported subversion nor the advent of civil war; rather, it was the good-will visit of a friendly foreign leader, Japanese Premier Kakuei Tanaka....

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