Foreign News: Joan of Jehol

According to reports from Chungking last week, Chinese secret-service operatives trailed a Japanese woman, with the blood of Manchu princes flowing in her veins, from Hong Kong, where she directed the activities of 370 Japanese spies in South China, to Tientsin. There, fortnight ago, they shot her dead. If this report of the death of Yoshimiko Kawashima was reliable (the Japanese promptly declared she was merely wounded, later rescued), an end was put to the career of one of Japan's ablest woman spies.

Her father was Prince Su, Manchu noble and courtier, who...

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