JAPAN: Murder, Muto & Manchuria

"The Serbians," remarked Prince Bismarck with diplomatic nicety, "are not a people, they are a profession." Putting the same thought crudely, Kaiser Wilhelm II blurted, "Serbians! What are Serbians? Assassins!" Last week even warm friends of Japan asked each other what kind of a nation Japan is.

Cause of their asking was the following train of events: Premier Ki Inukai was assassinated by Japanese cadets (TIME, May 23). War Minister Lieut. General Sadao Araki, who should thereupon have resigned (according to Japanese tradi tion), did not resign...

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