WAR IN CHINA: National Mobilization

Last week Japanese Democracy seemed to be fighting a wild, desk-banging, shrieking battle for its life in the Imperial Diet.

Japanese Democracy chiefly consists of three major political parties: the "National Political" Minseito (majority), "Friendly Political" Seiyukai (minority) and Shakai Taishuto or "Social Mass Party." The first two live almost entirely upon nation-wide local graft, plus contributions from large Japanese corporations and family groups, and these two parties completely dominate the Imperial Diet. The Army & Navy have now decided that wealthy Japanese must be fleeced by semi-confiscatory taxation for the...

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