JAPAN: Yen to Fight

Japanese politicians, more fearful than ever of a military coup d'etat, tried to save the Empire's parliamentary system last week by yielding abjectly to War Minister Sadao Araki, reshuffling some Cabinet posts at the military clique's behest, appropriating all the money demanded by the fighting services and nastily adjourning the Diet before worse should befall. The Opposition (Minseito) Party, not daring to oppose, wailed a public prediction through the lips of Deputy Gotaro Ogawa that Japan's occupation of Manchuria will soon have cost 300,000,000 yen...

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