JAPAN: Not Papa, Not Mama

Japan's greatest braggart is Minister of Education Genji Matsuda. Presented to the Wartime Prime Minister of Great Britain, he promptly cabled to Japan "THE LLOYD GEORGE OF THE EAST MET THE LLOYD GEORGE OF THE WEST TODAY AND TALKED POLITICS OVER."

Some time ago Braggart Matsuda surpassed himself in the august presence of the Genro (Elder Statesman) Prince Saionji, supreme arbiter of Japanese politics and chief adviser to the Throne. With a twist of phrase Mr. Matsuda implied equality between himself and Prince Saionji, caused the Genro...

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