JAPAN: Benevolent Assassin

Ever since Japanese cadets & petty officers slew Premier Ki ("Old Fox") Inukai for the patriotic reason that they feared his war policy was not firm enough (TIME, May 23), closest police secrecy has shielded the assassins, whose names remain unrevealed.

In the House of Peers last week Viscount Masatoshi Okochi demanded that the Premier's slayers should at least be tried. Temporizing, the Minister of the Navy, beefy Vice Admiral Mineo Osumi, called the case "complicated," promised a trial eventually. He then entertained the House of Peers by reading what he said was...

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