To the Empress Nagako of Japan was born a sister to her first child, Princess Shigeko Teru-No-Miya. Once again the Imperial Stork had failed to heed the gods of Shintoism and the great call of the great Lord Buddha for a son and heir to the august Imperial throne.

This is little less than a tragedy to the Japanese royal house. Girls in the Orient have no social standing or importance of their own; their position is always derived from the male, either their father or the...

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