Calling On Close Friends

Reagan visits Japan and South Korea

The Reagans dined last week with Japanese Emperor Hirohito at a glittering affair in his Imperial Palace, and with U.S. troops at a field kitchen in South Korea's Demilitarized Zone. They were entertained at a tea ceremony and a yabusame exhibition of mounted archery by riders arrayed in samurai costume. The President essayed a line in the Japanese language during a speech to the Tokyo Diet; First Lady Nancy Reagan visited a Japanese grade school and delighted the youngsters by scrawling the Japanese character for "friend."

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