JAPAN: 0 Mekake

Premier Baron Guchi Tanaka is 63; and was, until last week, without an heir. The Baroness Tanaka is still childless, but last week a concubine attached to their household gave birth to a manchild, which Premier Tanaka hastened to recognize as his first and only legitimate son. Soon gladsome friends made the Tanaka mansion buzz with compliments, as they praised the Premier of Japan for taking a step so prudent and timely, in his 63rd year.

Occidentals asked, "What of the mother, and Baroness Tanaka?" Japanese replied that, even though an O Mekake,...

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