The World: Japan: Into a Colder World

OF all of America's postwar leaders, Richard Nixon seemed the most friendly and understanding to the Japanese. He had visited Japan both as Vice President and as a private businessman. As President in 1970, he pleased Tokyo immensely with his pronouncement that, under the Nixon Doctrine, continued U.S.-Japanese cooperation would be "the linchpin for peace in the Pacific." No wonder that Nixon's decision in July to visit Peking, followed by his drastic economic measures two weeks ago—which affect Japan more than any other nation (see BUSINESS)—seemed to the Japanese less like linchpin...

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