HISTORICAL NOTES: Reunion at the Waldorf

In Suite 37A of Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria Towers, a Japanese and an American stood arm in arm, beaming. "Glad to see you. It's been a long time. Glad to see you," said Douglas MacArthur, 75, General of the Army and chairman of the board of Sperry Rand. "We don't just want to reminisce about the past." said Mamoru Shigemitsu, 68, Foreign Minister of Japan. "We want to talk about the future." Ten years before, to the day, they had met aboard the Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Shigemitsu to sign the surrender of Imperial...

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