JAPAN: Piping Palmerston

What determined little Japanese Foreign Minister Koki Hirota smokes is no peace pipe. Although His Excellency is a civilian, Japan's wary militarists have come little by little to the conclusion that here at last is a Japanese diplomat of their own stuff. They freely declared to foreign correspondents in Tokyo last week their "regret" that the death of King George must have largely crowded out of the world press the "historic" address delivered last week to the Japanese Diet by suave but hard Mr. Hirota.

His Excellency laid down for the Imperial...

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