JAPAN: Election

Ever since Japan's Army pushed out pacific little Premier Koki Hirota four months ago and installed a "gold braid" Cabinet of generals and admirals, swashbuckling new Premier General Senjuro Hayashi has been twirling his handlebar mustaches menacingly at Japan's civilian Diet. The Diet's Minseito (majority) and Seiyukai (minority) parties were induced to swallow the largest budget in impoverished Japan's history, $802,400,000, of which more than one-half is earmarked for the Army & Navy. Last month Swashbuckler Hayashi's mustaches stiffened when the Diet finally turned stubborn, let it be known it would not...

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