JAPAN: Grave Consequences

Hardly had the little feet of smiling Masanao Hanihara, Japanese Ambassador to the U. S., touched his native soil when eager reporters "nailed" him.

"What about that 'grave consequences' note you sent to Secretary of State Charles E. Hughes?" (TIME, Apr. 28) chanted they.

Retorted the Ambassador: "I believe that I committed no wrong in the use of the phrase 'grave consequences' contained in my first note to Secretary Hughes; and the evidence of this is that I offered no apology or excuse in my second note, but only explained the term and...

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