Prime Minister Sato and beauty pageant contestants, 1969

Hideyuki Mihashi ©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, September, 1969: Leading the Japanese government might provide plenty of stress, thanks to riots on college campuses and tension with China, but Prime Minister Eisaku Sato is clearly enjoying one of the side benefits of his job as he's surrounded by contestants in the 1969 Miss International beauty pageant during a photo opportunity at his residence.

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