JAPAN: Ambassadors

Ambassadors are exchangeable commodities. When Washington announced (TIME, Sept. 8, NATIONAL AFFAIRS) that it was sending Edgar Addison Bancroft to Tokyo as U. S. Ambassador to Japan, Tokyo scouted about to find someone to send to Washington as Japanese Ambassador to the U. S. in succession to smiling Ambassador Masanao Hanihara.

The choice was said to have fallen upon Tokichi Tanaka, whilom Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, whilom Counselor of Embassy at the Washington Embassy, whilom Consul at Seattle. But Eki Hioki, once Japanese Ambassador to Germany, and Tsunso Matsudaira, a...

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