JAPAN: Imitation of Naziism?

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American insult to the Imperial Japanese Army! . . . A new American atrocity! . . . The entire nation enraged! . . . The American gentleman with a human face but the skin of an animal reveals his hypocrisy!

These words, which appeared in a Shanghai Japanese newspaper last week, illustrated a familiar truth: the Japanese flair for exact imitation wanders occasionally into the realms of caricature. Last week Japanese leaders were busy as bits of carbon paper trying to copy European totalitarian techniques, and this vituperation was supposed...

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