JAPAN: Hara-Kiri

Baron Matsui, Japanese Foreign Minister, announced that "smiling" Hani-hara, Japanese Ambassador to the U. S., would return to Tokyo to explain to the Government the situation caused by President Coolidge's signing of the Johnson Immigration Bill (TIME, June 2, IMMIGRATION). Although the Foreign Minister stated that the Ambassador was not being recalled, informed circles thought his resignation was merely a question of time.

Following this announcement, the Japanese Foreign Office cabled to Ambassador Hanihara a note of protest to be transmitted to the U. S. Government, charging that...

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