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Charles Canada, Jr. on: Japanese Grief Over MacArthur's Dismissal
Charles Canada, Jr. Q: Do you remember what it was like the day you left?

CANADA: Oh yes. We were in the motorcade, (it's quite a few miles from the American Embassy to Narita Airport) and all along the sides of the road the Japanese were 12, 13, 14 deep and they were all grief-stricken, many of them were crying. And having lived for four years in Japan and seeing the reserve that the Japanese people have and the tremendous sanctions against display of emotion, even as small children. I was absolutely amazed, mile after mile, at seeing people who were so grief-stricken. They either looked like they had just suffered a terrible shock or they were openly, visibly weeping. I think that affected me more than anything. And it was absolutely the most remarkable thing I've ever seen and it just went on and on and on until we got to the airport.

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