A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 25, 1960

PREPARATION for a cover story such as this week's on Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi of Japan spans several continents and the work of men living and dead. In Japan, TIME's Tokyo bureau, headed by Correspondent Alex Campbell, filed 38,000 words based on interviews with Kishi, his friends, relatives and political opponents. From TIME's Washington bureau came facts and figures on U.S. investment in Japan, U.S. military opinion relating to Japan's defense, and U.S. estimates of the stability of Japan's economy. From the Hong Kong bureau came guidance on the Red Chinese attitudes toward Kishi and Japan, as well as accounts of...

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