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In 1968, during the administration of US President Lyndon B. Johnson, Eartha Kitt encountered a substantial professional setback after she made anti-war statements during a White House luncheon. Kitt was invited to the White House luncheon and was asked by Lady Bird Johnson about the Vietnam War. She replied: “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.”

During a question and answer session, Kitt stated:

The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don’t have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There are so many things burning the people of this country, particularly mothers. They feel they are going to raise sons — and I know what it’s like, and you have children of your own, Mrs. Johnson — we raise children and send them to war.

Her remarks reportedly caused Mrs. Johnson to burst into tears and led to a derailment in Kitt’s career

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Places to visit in Japan: Tokyo Skytree

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Tokyo Skytree opened in 2012, and at 634 metres high, is one of Tokyo’s tallest landmarks. It is a broadcasting tower for television, and stands at the center of the Tokyo Skytree Town, which is in the city ward of Sumida. It is currently Japan’s tallest building, and the second tallest man-made structure in the world (behind Dubai’s Burj Khalifa).

The tower itself has two observation decks towards the top, and an aquarium and shopping complex at the base. Both observation decks (at 350 and 450 meters above the ground) are fully enclosed and offer magnificent views of Tokyo.

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