The World: Tanaka: Prisoner of 'Money Power'

The spartan cell is no different from that of any ordinary inmate at the Tokyo House of Detention—a 6-ft. by 9-ft. concrete cubicle furnished with two tatami mats, a collapsible table and a toilet. Former Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka's new quarters were a long way from the exquisitely landscaped home across town where he lived until his arrest last week. Yet the House of Detention was not wholly unfamiliar to "Kaku-san," as he was once affectionately nicknamed. In 1948, as a brash young member of the Japanese Diet, he spent three weeks there on...

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