Foreign News: Medicine

General Sadao Araki is Japan's champion sabre-rattler and No. 1 Militarist, but Japanese like to point out in his favor that he is personally frail-looking, mild-mannered, small, ascetic, "a mystic." Araki himself reconciles these contradictions in his character with his favorite maxim, "Be greedy only in mind." To keep fit he put in 20 minutes a day bastinadoing a dummy with a bamboo sword, until influenza laid him low last winter and politicians forced his resignation as War Minister. When he was ill, Japanese teachers collected sen from their schoolchildren to buy Araki...

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