JAPAN: Diet Opened

Last year, when Prince Regent Hirohito opened the Imperial Diet, an attempt was made on his life (TIME, Jan. 7). This year, when the Prince was driven through the streets, the crowds were forced down the side streets and the Imperial automobile passed along comparatively deserted thoroughfares without any untoward accidents taking place. The route taken was different from that usually followed.

In the House of Peers, the Prince read the Imperial Rescript opening the Diet. The principal points made in connection with the Government's policy:

1) Reformation of House of Peers.

2) Compulsory military education.

3) Universal manhood suffrage.

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