JAPAN-RUSSIA: Gentlemen Agree

Japan ignored weak China and the impotent League of Nations last week, faced the first real threat to her designs on Manchuria, a threat from Russia.

The threat: 400 railway cars of the Russian-dominated Chinese Eastern Railway were sent up from Northern Manchuria to the Soviet border town of Pogranichnaya. Japanese realized that these 400 cars could bring an entire Red Army division down to Tsitsihar in North-Central Manchuria whence a Soviet attack might be launched to drive Japan out of Manchuria.

To increase Japanese worries, spies reported that supplies of Soviet...

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