JAPAN: Straight from the Mouth

U. S. Ambassador to Japan Joseph Clark Grew is such a skillful diplomat that every time he criticizes the Japanese, they like him better. He has virtually all the qualities which a foreign emissary to Tokyo needs: seven years' residence in the country, tall body, grey hair, dark mustache, spectacular brows, horn-rimmed glasses, sensitivity, firmness, a gentlemanly capacity for hard work and saki (rice wine), good clothes, a beautiful house filled with Oriental antiques, and one deaf ear, which he knows how to turn at the right moment.

Whenever a U. S. Ambassador arrives in Tokyo, whether for the first...

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