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    We've become accustomed to seeing Far Eastern students in our great universities. But seldom does?

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    Background: We've become accustomed to seeing Far Eastern students in our great universities. But seldom does it work the other way around. That's why a young American who would be the object of interest even in an American university is more so at Tokyo's International Christian University. He's John Rockefeller, a raw-boned millionaire's son who is studying Japanese and living on 27 dollars a month in a boarding house on the campus. Instead of a chauffeur-driven limousine--young six-inch Rockefeller uses a bicycle to get around--pedalling to and from classes. His friends are largely other students at the University. He eats with chopsticks in the University dining room. Breakfast consists of rice, bean paste soup, and milk. Afterwards, he usually studies in the library. The only subject he is studying at the moment is the Japanese language. He'll stick to his present studies until August, 1959. His chief recreation is tennis, which he plays regularly. Young John has a philosophy a bout being born into a very, very rich family. He says: "Once they see I have two hands and don't drive around in a chauffeur-driven cadillac, people stop staring. He'll assume the name John D. Rockefeller the fourth in June. Of that he says: "Yeah. When I turn 21, I'll add the "D" and the 'Fourth" to my name. Isn't it awful" Meanwhile, he'll stick to his big interest--the Orient, Japan in particular.

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