Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on June 3, 1960 · Page 13
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FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 3, I960 T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N PAGE 13 Japan Marks 100th Anniversary Of Relations With United States By ARNOLD DIBBLE TOKYO--UPI--Japan, which is celebrating 100 years of diplomatic relations with the United States this year, is perhaps the only country in the world that has been able to negotiate ISO-degree turns in its long history. For Japan, at least twice during Its last 100 years there have been two sharp turns. It could be called revolution -- except that these well-delineated departures were achieved without internal violence. On May 22, I860, a Japanese delegation signed a treaty with the United States in Washington opening up relations between the two nations after a "deep sleep" by Japan of nearly 300 years during which the doors of the nation were closed to foreigners and foreign ideas. Emperor Jeiji ordered the na- NEW SAVE UP TO '300.00 Acrosonic PIANOS You eon now own a Baldwin Acrownlc Spinet at the price of an ordinary piano. Your old piano, in trade. Also, big savings on used pianos and organs. WE ARE MOVING! to 2631 E. SPEEDWAY Baldwin Built Spinets,.. $ 595 ORGAN SPECIAL 7AC NEW Orga-sonic 2 Manual Only 199 OPEN Thurt.-Fri. to 9 SUN. T to 5 ROLES PIANO ORGAN CO. ONLY AT 1915 E. SPEEDWAY Exduirv* BALDWIN Dealer tion to industrialize, to. westernize. By 1900, the factory stacks of industry were belching smoke. Some factories had been imported piece by piece from foreign lands, even a whisky distillery from Scotland. The days of the Samurai warrior and dark feudalism were over. THAT WAS THE FIRST 180-degree turn. The second came in 1!M5. A defeated warlike people suddenly became dedicated to peace, A people taught to hate America and the West, suddenly loved America and the West. Of course, there was some hypocrisy. But the national cjjange was just as stark in 1945 as was the national change from feudalism to industrialism in 1860. Japan's recovery since 1945 is staggering to the imagination. No country in history ever pulled itself up from the ashes of war with such vitality and such success. Not even West Germany. Figures tell the story coldly, the people more warmly. In 1945, the people couldn't have been more confused. Tokyo for example, was 80 per cent destroyed. Osaka, Nagoya, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Yokohama--just to name a few--were in rubble. The emperor had declared he really wasn't God. For the stricken nation it wasn't a question of what to do; it was how to move. Japan was like a prize fighter trying to get up and beat the 10-count; it couldn't focus; its muscles were paralyzed. TODAY, YOU'D have to look hard to see traces of war- If the people aren't generally happy, they sure can be seen with n lot of smiles and they know how to have a good time, as their night clubs, parks and athletic stadiums attest. i This nation of 93 million jammed i onto four main islands in less space than the state of Montana- only one-sixth of it capable of j producing food--is producing mnrr j than $30 billion worth of goods and services a year -- the so-called gross national product. The average income per capita is about J300 per year -- low by American standards and by far the highest in Asia. And there are predictions that the per capita income will double by 1970. Few doubt that with this coun- j try's determination, it will come ! true. During the past four years alone, Japan's industrial production has risen by 80 per cent. It's still booming. And all of this has been done without appreciable inflation. In 1952 a wholesale price index was set up with that year's prices as 100. Late last year, the index was 99.7. The Tokyo retail price index -- based also upon 1952 retail prices-- was 103.1 late last year. JAPAN'S PROGRESS a d m i t - tedly is due at least in part to American help. During the critical p e r i o d from 1945-51, the U.S. poured $2 billion in reconstruction. But there has been little outright aid since that time. Actually, Japan owes its success to hard work and frugality. The recovery has been financed largely by the savings of the people. The figures tell a truly remarkable story. Japan is the sixth largest steel producer in the world -- from 557.CCO tor.s in IMG to 13 million tons last year -- despite the fact that 60-70 per cent of its pig iron, 40-45 per cent of its coking con! and 20-30 per cent of its iron scrap must be imported. It is the world's largest shipbuilder. It hit a peak of nearly 3 million tons in 1956. But right now it is in a shipbuilding depression and there are predictions that only 800,000 tons will be built this year. Japan has become one of the great television countries of the world with nearly 5 million sets and more than 80 television stations. Tokyo has twice ns many movie theaters as New York. JAPAN HAS BROUGHT its birth rate down to one of the lowest in the world--17.7 per 1,000. But its population has jumped from 72 million at war's end to 93 million and by 1975 it is expected to be 102,729,000. Japan has become self-sufficient in its main food crop--rice--producing 12.5 million metric tons last year, compared with 5.8 million metric tons in 1945. And it is better housed t h a n it has ever beon. Tokyo, alone, has put up 4,794 new buildings of more than 7.200 square feet since the war and thousands more smaller buildings. But the social side is not without its western defects. Since the war und the jo-oillrd freedom of i women, (he divorce r*t« ha* climbed astronomically. J u v e n i l e ' delinquency is present, too. And it was announced only recently that there are 71S,OOfl youths in ! juvenile fncilitirs of some kind in ' the nation. It's clear that the old family life is changing, Chattanooga* K Pauls 'Bandit Strikes Again 'j CHATTANOOGA, T e n n , -- U P I -I The pnnls bandit has struck for the third lime in six weeks. I-.arl F. Prignff, 35, was Irft standing in his shorts in his liquor store by a gunman who hold him up for $500 then took off with Pri- goff's trousers. Furniture Polish | Fatal To Child : A 17-month-o!d boy died at Si. Mary's Hospital a f t e r drinking f u r n i t u r e polish nt his home last Saturday, police said. Marvin l^otl, son of Mr. nml Mrs. M a r v i n Lott Sr,, of 449 K. l.estrr St., was taken to the hns- pilnl a f t e r HP lapsed into unconsciousness. Ho remained in a coma u n t i l his death, police snid. 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