JAPAN: New Order

Japanese statesmen tend to become highly intoxicated on moderate victories. Last week the fall of Canton and Hankow acted on Premier Prince Fumimaro Konoye and the Japanese Foreign Office like a triple round of old-fashioneds at a meeting of a Browning Club. It is no new thing for Japanese jingoes outside the Cabinet to boast that in a few years Japan will kick the West out of the East, but for the Premier and Foreign Office to go so far as they went in Tokyo last week was unprecedented.

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