JAPAN: Brotherhood & Daughters

In the light of Japan's dazzling conquest in Manchuria who was right: the few Japanese statesmen and financiers who stood out against war or the youths who murdered them? In Tokyo last week 13 youths, Blood Brothers of the patriotic murder sect led by strapping Priest Nissho Inouye, were brought to trial with him. At his bidding they assassinated last year ex-Finance Minister Junnosuke Inouye (who argued that the Japanese budget could not support a war) and Japan's No. 1 financier, Baron Dr. Takuma Dan (convinced to the roots of his gentle soul...

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