Foreign News: Driven by Shame

Daisuke Namba, student, who recently attempted to assassinate Prince Regent Hirohito (Time, Jan. 7), brought shame upon his family.

His father, a Member of Parliament until his son's act forced him to resign, and his married sister exiled themselves to Java in order to escape the scorn which Namba, Jr., has called down upon the family.

Japanese newspapers were still forbidden to publish full details of Namba's identity. No announcement has been made concerning his trial. Capital punishment is expected to be prescribed.


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