MANCHUKUO: Pax Japonica

One of the most potent excuses for the Japanese invasion of Manchuria was the need of protection and stable government in a bandit-infested land. Last week, 20 months after the first Japanese divisions took the field, officials of the Japanese puppet state Manchukuo were faced with the following facts:

1) Within the past two months two attempts have been made to blow up the U. S. Consulate in Mukden, two more to blow up the British.

2) A bandit raid attempted to seize $50,000 Mex. from the Mukden branch of National City Bank....

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