JAPAN: Assassins, Crews & Sirens

Tokyo was on edge. Assassination was in the air. Sentries guarded the homes of Cabinet Ministers. In his office, Tokyo Chief of Police Fujinuma nervously paced the floor. Finally he grew so nervous that he rushed to the residence of Admiral Viscount Makoto Saito, Premier of Japan. There he excitedly begged permission to remain personally on guard.

Month ago 14 members of the "Blood Brotherhood" who assassinated two prominent Japanese of pacifist tendencies last year were placed on trial (TIME, July 10). They still sat in court last week with wicker baskets...

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