JAPAN: Discipline & Secrets

For the first time in Japanese Army history all garrison and division commanders were summoned to Tokyo last week for a conference at the Imperial War Office. Subject: discipline. To the distress of Japanese who thought that in discipline at least their army topped all others, War Minister General Senjuro Hayashi issued the following order at the conference:

"Heads of units must be kind and patient in their dealings with subordinates, but, if these latter commit offenses and are not repentant, punishment should be firm. Subordinates must be respectful toward their superiors,...

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