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by Kei Wakaizumi

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In a secret 1969 agreement between President Nixon, National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger, and Japanese Prime Minister Sato Eisaku, an arrangement was made where the U.S. would return the Okinawan territories to Japan in exchange for the right to place U.S. nuclear warheads in Japan if Washington perceived a crisis. In this political memoir, Sato's personal envoy to the Johnson and Nixon administrations recalls the diplomatic machinations of those involved with the agreement and the widespread dismay the agreement caused among the Japanese public. Although critical of some of the ways the negotiations were carried out, the author praises the ability of Prime Minister Sato to negotiate on a basis of relative equality with the United States. Originally published as . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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