Foreign News: Protection

Certain interests in the U. S. objected (through the U. S. Embassy at Tokyo) to the new Japanese 100% levy on foreign "luxury" imports (TIME, July 28). The Japanese Government suavely informed the U. S. Embassy that exception would be made for goods in transit before July 5, if application were made before the forthcoming promulgation (official announcement) of the new law. This answer met the only legitimate objection to the measure, but it is certain that U. S. trade in the Orient, very largely in 'luxuries" such as flivvers, will be hard...

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