JAPAN: Slip of the Tongue

In the Japanese Diet last week Deputy Tokuho Mitsui (not a member of the "House of Mitsui," richest in Japan) was stabbed in the arm with a fountain pen. A dagger flashed. In the wild melee several heads and hands were slashed. Other heads grew lumps after the police poured in. When the fight first began, Acting Prime Minister Baron Shidehara was in a nearby room. Without an instant's hesitation he walked out of the Diet Building surrounded by his six new plainclothesmen (all jiu-jitsu experts), climbed into his limousine and drove...

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