JAPAN: Up Saito!

Over the heads of 20 senior Japanese diplomats a bristling young nationalist was boosted last week from Minister at The Hague to Ambassador at Washington.

According to Rengo, Japanese news agency, Premier Viscount Makoto Saito broke the iron-clad seniority rule of Japan's Foreign Office when he was handed by War Minister Lieut.-General Sadao Araki this stiff memorandum: "In appointing our Ambassador to the United States at this important time, with the 1936 crisis ahead, such considerations as dignity, past career, equity and sentiment must be discarded and a man of ability...

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