JAPAN: Whiskey & Secrets

By command of the Sublime Emperor Hirohito, bespectacled "Son of Heaven," a gift which gurgled was despatched to the home of onetime Prime Minister Reijiro Wakatsuki last week immediately after his return from London where he was Chief Delegate of Japan at the Naval Conference (TIME, Jan. 27, et seq.).

The Imperial Gift: A 20-gallon cask of Japanese sakė.*

Significance: According to the Imperial Chamberlain, the Sun of Heaven thus signified "general approbation of the Chief Delegate's labors." Patriots recalled that Mr. Wakatsuki carried with him from Japan to England across...

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