JAPAN: Appetite in Paradise

A fresh pulse of jingoism shot through the Japanese Army last month when, to wipe out the shaming of the Army's Director of Military Affairs by a fire-eating lieutenant-colonel, mild War Minister General Senjuro Hayashi resigned to make way for less mild General Yoshiyuki Kawashima. Since a Japanese officer's patriotism is measured by his appetite for Chinese territory, patriotic Major General Hayao Tada, whose appetite is enormous, was sent to sprawling, international Tientsin to command the Japanese garrisons in North China. Last week voracious General Tada called in 20 Japanese correspondents...

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