THE CABINET: Few Reasons

Last month the frail body of Hirosi Saito, Japan's late Ambassador to the U. S., arrived at Yokohama in state on the U. S. cruiser Astoria. Japan's people were touched. Last week the U. S. battle fleet eased itself through the Panama Canal, sailed into the Pacific, rationed and ammunitioned for long-range action. Japan's officialdom appeared touched. Foreign Minister Hachiro Arita made agreeable sounds to the effect that Japan's partnership in the Berlin-Rome axis was for purely anti-Communist reasons: Japan wanted no part in attacking the Democracies (see p. 18).

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