VP Nixon in Tokyo


In October 1953, Vice President Richard Nixon embarked on a precedent-setting tour of Asia. Newly elected President Eisenhower was elevating the office of the Vice President from a nominal and ceremonial position to an important position in US foreign policy.

In Tokyo, Nixon would note controversially that the U.S made a mistake in stripping Japan of its military after the Second World War. Throughout his vice presidency, Nixon would go on to contend that Japan had become a target of Red aggression.

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