JAPAN: New Ambassador

In spite of official denials, a rumor continued to spread that Viscount Ki-kujiro Ishii, now Japanese Ambassador to France, and cosignatory with ex-Secretary of State Robert Lansing to the famed Lansing-Ishii pact,* was to succeed smiling Ambassador Masanao Hanihara at Washington.

Viscount Ishii, ex-Foreign Minister, has twice visited the U. S. in an official capacity: once in 1907, when he conferred with President Roosevelt on problems arising from anti-Japanese disturbances; again, in 1917, when he headed the special mission sent by the Japanese Government to...

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