JAPAN: Fissiparous Tendencies

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The Japanese Government is building a simple, square-towered Parliament not far from the low, buff-colored wooden Imperial Palace. The Diet and House of Peers meet at present in a low, dingy frame building, which "looks like an orphan asylum," according to Japanese correspondents. To this Imperial orphanage went the peers of Japan last week, some in grey silk kimonos, more in frock coats and high button shoes, to sit on stiff benches behind wooden desks and listen to a speech actually addressed to the...

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