JAPAN: No Menace

"We offer no menace to any nation, we submit to menace from none!" All Japan harkened to these words of Foreign Minister Kijuro Shidehara last week. Not only was he explaining Japan's policy at the London Naval Conference, but in view of the approaching general elections, ordered by the Emperor for Feb. 20, he was defending the record and policies of the Prime Minister, shaggy-haired Yuko ("Shishi") Hamaguchi.

There was need for stout defense because the present Minseito Cabinet has been carrying on with a smaller number of seats in the Diet than...

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