JAPAN: Greatest Shakedown

Every now & then high Japanese Army officers explode with the statement that "our peasantry are so poor they are eating grass!" In some parts of Japan at some seasons this is true, but in all parts of Japan the Army is recruited chiefly from among the peasantry and the Army takes care of its own. Last week Army pressure, which has shaken enormous "gifts" for peasant relief out of the wealthy families of Japan, shook probably the biggest philanthropic plum in Japanese history out of the Empire's richest family, the stupendous...

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