Japan: Nakasone's Fix

How to handle Tanaka

When troubled by pressing problems, Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone often seeks the solitude of To kyo's Zensho-an Buddhist temple. Last week was no exception. During almost a year in office, Nakasone has projected an image of strong leadership abroad and developed close personal ties with President Reagan, who will make a three-day visit to Japan this week. But at home, the Liberal Democratic statesman has seemed uncertain about how to handle the scandal sur rounding his longtime political ally, for mer Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka. As pressure...

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