Rumor Scotched

A rumor was laid to rest last week in the Flowery Kingdom of the Emperor of Japan. It had been suspected and asserted that Japan, uneasy over the failure of the Naval Limitations Parley at Geneva (TIME, June 27 et seq.), was attempting to revive the Anglo-Japanese alliance, killed in 1923 by the accords made previously (1921) at the Washington Naval Conference.

To these insinuations the Japanese Foreign Office gave the lie direct, a fact which pleased and was accepted by foreign observers. Said the Foreign Office...

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