JAPAN: Dissolution

When the Diet reassembled, last week, to complete its winter sessions, Prime Minister Baron Guchi Tanaka found that the long shaky coalition support of his cabinet was disintegrating and straightway took dramatic action.

Ascending the Tribune he delivered a masterful defense of his policies, and then, before the Opposition could reply, produced an Imperial rescript dissolving the Diet. By this stratagem Premier Tanaka secured the widest possible publicity for a speech which amounted to the electoral platform of his party, and at the same time checkmated the...

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