JAPAN: Peace In Our Time?

Last week the two-faced Japanese Janus seemed to be going two ways at once. A tug of war was going on between the fire-eating, Axis-loving generals of the Japanese Army and the go-slow civil Government engaged desperately in a last-minute buttering-up of the U.S.

The Army, hating the democracies in general and Chiang Kai-shek in particular, is savagely pro-Axis. Feeling the hot breath of time on their necks, pinched seriously by the U.S. blockade, the officers want action. Speaking for the Army last week, blunt Colonel Hayao Mabuchi accused the U.S. and Britain...

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