Nation: The Next Summit Is in Tokyo

And the big issue there, for Western leaders, is energy

President Carter will barely have returned from Vienna before he wings off again, this time to Asia for twelve more days of summer summitry. Sandwiched between state visits to Japan and South Korea is a two-day economic summit in Tokyo that poses a major international policy test.

Carter's journey to the Far East will be his first as U.S. President; he has visited the area occasionally before, stopping briefly in Japan, while campaigning for the presidency in 1975 for instance. Solemn ceremonies and other red carpet activities—including an audience with Emperor Hirohito and...

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