JAPAN: In the Eye of the Storm

Wallowing in the imported delights of full democracy, the lower house of the Japanese Diet last week staged the roughest and most disgraceful brawl in the two years since Japan regained her sovereignty. For the first time in the Diet's 64-year history, Tokyo's metropolitan police were called to restore order. In the eye of the storm, yet seemingly untouched by it, was astute, crusty and supremely confident Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida, 75, whose friends and admirers call him the ablest and most important figure in today's Japan, and whose foes call him...

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