Japan: A Humdrum Sex Scandal? No, Espionage Too

A Humdrum Sex Scandal? No, Espionage Too

Regardless of what else is said about Monica Lewinsky, BILL CLINTON can be thankful that it's never been suggested that she is a Chinese spy. RYUTARO HASHIMOTO is not so lucky. For months Japan's Prime Minister has been dogged by rumors that while he was a Cabinet official in the 1980s, he consorted with a Chinese woman who was an agent for Beijing. Although he has refused to answer any questions about how close they were, Hashimoto last November admitted that the woman had interpreted for him and that he had written her and bought her a meal. Discreet marital infidelity...

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