JAPAN: So Naive?

To represent His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of Japan at Moscow went Tokichi Tanaka, ex-counselor of the Japanese Embassy at Washington, ex-Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, ex-Director of the Intelligence Bureau at Tokyo, as Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary.

To represent the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics (Russia) at Tokyo went one Victor L. Kopp, also as Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary.

Coming on top of Japanese recognition of Russia, such a despatching of ambassadors was far from being surprising and possibly no more would have been heard of it had not...

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