JAPAN: Big Brother Hayashi

Wrinkled 85-year-old Prince Kimmochi Saionji, last of the Genro (Elder Statesmen), had the same two eminent callers again & again last fortnight. They were harassed Premier Viscount Makoto Saito and his Minister of War, General Senjuro Hayashi. Discord, scandal and sickness have jolted five men out of Saito's Cabinet. Hayashi wanted to be the sixth. Cause was his younger brother Yukichi who had been adopted as a child by the family of Shirakami and taken that name. The General felt that he was still responsible for his brother's acts, whatever his name,...

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