Foreign News: Chaplin & Assassins

On his triumphal tour of Japan last year Cinemactor Charles Spencer Chaplin asked, "May I see the room in which Premier Inukai was assassinated?"

Blandly his host the new Premier, Admiral Viscount Makoto Saito, led the way to that chamber in his official residence where naval petty officers did Premier Inukai to death because they thought him "too pacifist" (TIME, May 23). Cinemactor Chaplin was shown the very spot on the floor from which bloodstained tatami (matting) had to be removed (see cut). He had previously lunched with young Ken Inukai, son of the...

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