JAPAN: Soshi

The political storm which has been brewing for some time in the Japanese House of Representatives broke with torrential violence and forced the Government to seek hasty shelter.

Before the Diet (Parliament) adjourned for the Prince Regent's marriage (TIME, Feb. 4), Premier Kiyoura's Cabinet had excited violent criticism because it was alleged to have been formed under the aegis of the Genro or Elder Statesmen, and was, therefore, a Cabinet of the Peers.

The day before the Diet reassembled a train carrying some Opposition leaders was wrecked, but no life was lost. This...

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