JAPAN: Silent Kopp

Since his arrival in Tokyo, Bolshevik Ambassador Victor L. Kopp has been "kopping it" on all sides.

His speech at Harbin describing the Jappo-Russian treaty as a "scrap of paper" (TIME, May 4) was naturally not well received in Japan and the ensuing harsh criticism was not mitigated by the fact that the Bolshevik Ambassador maintained a seemingly studied silence.

In short he had declared, or so the Nippon Dempo News Service said, that he would work in Japan to further the Bolshevik cause of world revolution by all the means at his disposition...

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