JAPAN: Ordeal by Pen

Only last week did news get out about what happened to three British seamen who, one day early in October, took a taxi ride in Keelung, on the Japanese island of Formosa. At the end of the ride, the driver had his three passengers jailed on the charge of not paying their fare. When they resolutely denied the charge, four Japanese policemen held them down in turn while Japanese detectives beat each man in the face. Under this treatment two of the three British tars agreed to sign a declaration that they...

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