JAPAN: How to Avoid Future Shokkus

When Jimmy Carter first visited Tokyo in 1975, he was largely ignored by the Japanese. After all, even though he was a member of the prestigious Trilateral Commission, who really cared about a Georgia peanut farmer with the crazy ambition of running for President? One man who cared enough at least to chat informally with the virtually unknown American was Takeo Fukuda, at the time Japan's Deputy Premier. Carter is not one to forget; on Inauguration Day, his first call to a foreign leader was to Fukuda, who by then had become...

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