JAPAN: Biggest War Budget

Almost to a man the docile little politicians of Japan's House of Representatives rose in their places last week to give Japan for 1934-35 a general's dream of what a budget ought to be. Of its 2,112,000,000 yen ($633,600,000), full 44% went to the Army and Navy, an alltime peacetime high. The Army got 450,000,000 yen ($135,000,000), the Navy 488,000,000 yen ($146,400,000). Hardly a murmur was raised against this gigantic bill for war weapons and men to use them. Indeed, Foreign Minister Korekiyo Takahashi was credited with a victory in preventing...

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