THE ORIENT: Divine Gale

When the Japanese imitate, they either improve on the original or make it look silly; either undersell U. S. fountain pens in a shop three miles from the factory where the U. S. pens are made, or launch a battleship which turns turtle. Last week a Japanese imitation in the field of diplomacy turned out to be ludicrously no-good goods.

When Japan's best friend, Adolf Hitler, invited Japan to send some personal guests to the Nürnberg Congress, Japanese saw a chance to adopt the Western vogue of sending econo-military missions to friendly nations, picked four really important men to go....

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