Lance Morrow

COVER STORIES 1. Japan in the Mind of America Friction between the U.S.and Japan masks a deeper truth: the two nations need each other. They admire one another much more than either realizes, and in some ways their ties are stronger than ever. Following are two stories that explore how Americans and Japanese look in one another's eyes.

A schoolchild looking at the outlines of South America and Africa on the world map may intuitively fit the puzzle together, and behold -- the principle of continental drift.

No one studying a cultural map of the world would make the mistake of...

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