JAPAN: Araki on His Own

On the grassy plains of Hokurokudo 30,000 Japanese troops made mimic war last week in Grand Maneuvers staged for the Sublime Emperor Hirohito by ambitious, sabre-rattling War Minister Sadao Araki who finally grew so elated by his own sense of Power that he committed a major indiscretion.

Without consulting Premier Viscount Makato Saito or obtaining the consent of the civilian Cabinet, Militarist Araki called in correspondents and proposed that Japan hold in 1935 a Pacific Powers Conference with three objectives: 1) "To revise the Nine-Power Treaty" (signed at Washington to guarantee...

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