JAPAN: Ginger Generals' Crisis

Uncommonly busy at the Imperial seaside villa last week, Emperor Hirohito peered through his heavy spectacles at a bowing and scraping galaxy of advisers who finally decided how to dispose of the sword-murder by a junior officer, belonging to the Army's fire-eating "Ginger Group," of its more moderate Director of Military Affairs (TIME, Aug. 26). Last week's solution: un-Gingery old war Minister General Senjuro Hayashi "accepted responsibility," the Son of Heaven accepted his resignation, and new War Minister General Yoshiyuki Kawashima was hopefully called entirely neutral but more sympathetic to the...

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