INTERNATIONAL: Navies on the Mat

Excitedly jostling each other last week, foreign correspondents in Tokyo elbowed in to their first interview with the Empire's new Premier, old-fashioned Admiral Keisuke Okada, who has put away his predecessor's swivel chair and insists on squatting on the mat-covered floor.

Quick-witted and self-possessed, Premier Okada let the newshawks peck him with impromptu questions about the issue closest to his heart as a Japanese Navy man. This issue all Japanese quarterdeckers passionately call "The 1935 Crisis." The Empire's life and honor are at stake, they...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!