JAPAN: A Die-hard

As a protest against a reduction of $24,500,000 in next year's budget for military expenditure, General Kenichi Oshima, addressing the House of Peers, said that it was "the height of folly to imagine that the cutting of armaments would ensure peace. World peace is best maintained when nations are armed to the hilt! " His explosion will not, however, affect the departmental estimates.

General Oshima was Minister of War in the Okuma and Terauchi cabinets. He has had wide experience both as soldier and statesman, and is an avowed enemy of Baron...

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