JAPAN: Scheming

At the behest of Premier Takaaki Kato, all Cabinet Ministers forgathered to hear Finance Minister Yuko Hamaguchi expound why all the land tax shall continue to be paid to the Government and not be divided with the provincial administrations as the Opposition desired.

After Finance Minister Hamaguchi had sat down, a Seiyukai Minister arose, said that his party, of which three members form part of the coalition Cabinet, could not support the Finance Minister's contentions. Premier Kato called upon the three Seiyukai Ministers to resign. They refused. To get rid of them,...

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