JAPAN: Organ Theory

Strictly off the record, eight Japanese statesmen out of ten will readily admit to not believing the official legend that their Emperor is descended from the Sun Goddess. "We regard our Emperor with the respect Catholics feel for their Pope," they often say in private. Yet last week in the Japanese Parliament, sturdy old Premier Admiral Okada was put sternly on the record. Did he or did he not, demanded Baron Kiyozumi Inouye, hold with Japan's eminent Constitutional authority Dr. Tatsuki Minobe who has just created a nation-wide furor by alluding to...

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