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This political cartoon from August 1971 suggests a foreboding future for relations with Japan. Fortunately, the reality was not so grim. One of the first National Security Study Memoranda (NSSMs) President Nixon issued was NSSM 5, a study on US policy toward Japan. The immediacy of this NSSM — issued January 21, 1969, the day …