JAPAN: Last Card

Big, hearty Admiral Kichisaburo Nomura called on the Emperor last week, then made ready for his new mission as Ambassador to the U. S., where during World War I he was the popular, card-playing naval attaché of a friendly second-rate power. Things have changed since then. Every influential Japanese newspaper last week regarded Ambassador Nomura's mission as hopeless. Said Tokyo's Miyako: "The United States is disturbing our gigantic task of constructing a new East Asia." Said Hochi: "Sending an Ambassador to Washington is like ordering a man on horseback to charge a...

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