JAPAN: God-Sent Troops

In his large Tokyo department store shrewd Merchant Hikoichie Nato looked out beneath his large level eyebrows at a pug-nosed intense young man in tortoise-shell glasses who offered to sell him a fat share of a fine, ruthless, patriotic Japanese Revolution. "We need 100,000 yen ($29,000)," explained Revolutionist Tatsuo Amano, a lawyer of nationwide notoriety since he defended the assassins of Finance Minister Junnosuke Inouye and Financier Baron Dr. Takuma Dan (TIME, July 10, 1933). As the merchant hesitated, the revolutionist argued slyly: "Consider the...

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