Foreign News: Black Dragon

A year ago the U. S. had four great and potent friends in Japan: Premier Hama-guchi, his successor Wakatsuki, able bow-&-arrow man, Foreign Minister Baron Shidehara, the "Roosevelt of Japan," Finance Minister Junnosuke Inouye. Premier Hamaguchi was shot by a fanatic, died a lingering death. Premier Wakat-suki was driven out of office by Japanese militarists. Baron Shidehara dared oppose the invasion of Shanghai fortnight ago (TIME, Feb. 15) and lay gravely ill at his home last week. And last week grey-templed, precise Junnosuke Inouye drove to a political rally in Tokyo.

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