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Advisors drew implicit distinctions between wives and prostitutes, emphasizing, for example, the perilousness of a respectable woman's sexual initiation.
The perilousness of their chosen career is brought home by the footage from the camera of Australian Neil Davis, continuing to film as it lay in the street after Davis had been killed by a bullet while covering a coup in Bangkok.
officials took pains not to criticise the Japanese government, which has shown signs of being overwhelmed by the crisis, but Washington's actions indicated a divide with its close ally about the perilousness of the situation.