JAPAN: Orchid Party

Japan's late, illustrious Emperor Meiji (1852-1912), who extracted his realm from Medievalism and started the buzz-saw of Progress, was prayerfully approached last week by 5,000 neat, respectful Tokyo policemen at the Meiji Shrine They hoped he would help them thwart the assassination of an especially honored guest of Japan's Divine Emperor bespectacled young Son-of-Heaven Hirohito With 15 days of such pomp as even the Orient has seldom seen, Japan was giving a $1,000,000 coming-out party for her shy puppet Emperor of Manchukuo His Majesty Kang Te.

When is a puppet not a puppet? Japan's...

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