With big fuses sputtering among Europe's political high explosives, China's War has recently looked like a chain of twopenny firecrackers. But if a possible European blow-up involved Russia, what Japan was doing in the Far East would become vitally important. For some time there has been a lull in hostilities during which Japan was reported moving large numbers of troops to Manchukuo—on hand for anti-Russian duty. Last week Japan ended the lull and made it clear that while its right hand remained clenched against Russia, its left was going right on lighting...

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