JAPAN: Keeper of Peace

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No Japanese juggler in any U. S. circus was last week keeping aloft a variety of balls, plates and fiery sticks more dexterously than Koki Hirota, Japan's Foreign Minister. In Britain President of the Board of Trade Walter Runciman could devote his entire time to the trade war he had declared against Japan. In Geneva a League of Nations strategy board could concentrate on a proper reply to the Japanese charge of League interference in China, in Nanking the Foreign Office could give its undivided attention to the new Japanese...

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