JAPAN: A Narrow Escape

The Act. All Tokyo was on the streets to witness the passing of Crown Prince Hirohito on his way to a session at the Diet. At one point a young man broke through the police cordon, ran a few steps after the Crown Prince's automobile, and, raising a "cane-gun,"* fired at the Prince. The bullet shattered the glass in the machine but did not harm Hirohito. Viscount Tamemori Irlye, Chamberlain to the Prince Regent, was wounded slightly by the falling glass.

The Assailant. After the...

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