DIPLOMACY: The Quiet Gentleman from Japan

He was accustomed to waving to the crowds with his hat, but it had been suggested that this might look old-fashioned in the U.S. The Americans did not have much use for hats. So the old gentle man had conscientiously practiced waving with his hand alone. When his plane came to a halt last week in Newport News, Va., he appeared bareheaded.

Walking slowly and carefully down the flight of steps from the Japan Air Lines DC-8, he twice waved graciously to the small crowd of welcomers. On his first visit to the...

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