JAPAN: Principle and Principal

The Japanese enjoy an oriental logic of their own and twice last week they exhibited it:

> As a member of the Axis, on none too friendly terms with the English-speaking peoples, the Government announced that as a matter of principle its Foreign Office press conferences would no longer be held in English. As a matter of practice, however, they would continue to be held in that language.

> Having started its war of conquest in China for the avowed purpose of finding room for the expansion of its excess population (900,000 excess births a year), the Government announced that the war...

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