JAPAN: Inflammable Issue

Throughout Nippon the tactful, fluttering geisha— and her lusty sister the joro have given rise at last to a political issue between the Kenseikai (Conservative Party) of Premier Wakatsuki and his erst- while† supporters, the Seiyuhonto (True Friends Party). The pub- licists of these embattled partisans, in their effort to cast blame for the Yoshiwara of Tokyo upon their opponents, have stirred the Japan- ese press to investigate the seat of responsibility for such resorts of incontinence throughout the Empire. Despatches reported last week that so many statesmen of both the Government Party and the...

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