JAPAN: Not Like Negroes

Since 1889 when Japan adopted a constitution based on the Imperial Prussian bureaucracy, Japanese have thought Prussians the flower of the Occident. The Japanese Army, Japanese nationalism, have been an anxious imitation of the old Prussian model. For a time they watched with admiration the new Prussianism of Adolf Hitler. When Germany last fortnight flounced out of the League of Nations, as had Japan last February, observers felt that Germany had kept at least one potent friend: Japan. They had forgotten that the Nazi discrimination against "inferior races" lumps Jews, Negroes...

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