JAPAN: Structural Newness

This winter obedient Japanese millions, reading the Government's vague phrases in their newspapers, may not know exactly what Premier Fumimaro Konoye means by the New Structure he is building in Nippon, but they know something new is going on.

Every Japanese has been limited to one cotton towel a year. Foreign news films have disappeared from the theatres. There is strict rationing of gauze, absorbent cotton, condensed and powdered milk. Picture post cards or magazine pictures of Imperial and military buildings, factories, other landmarks, have been prohibited. Geisha girls cannot have permanent...

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