JAPAN: Heaven-Decreed War

Famed Japanese publicists Teisuka Akiyama and Seijiro Kawashima detonated into lurid phrase again last week, called upon Japan to declare war on the U. S., rehashed with venom the celebrated "Hanihara incident."† (TIME, April 28, 1924.)

Publicist Akiyama, "the Colonel House of Japan," declared in a magazine article: "Hanihara's 'grave consequences' note was a warning from Heaven which the gods of Nippon conveyed through the pen of a clumsy diplomat!"

Publicist Kawashima thundered: "Like a devil, the U. S. is restraining Japan's desire for 'open doors' to America, Australia, and Africa. The...

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