RUSSIA-JAPAN: Matsuoka, Molotov Sign

Six days last week little Japanese Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka padded down the corridors of the Kremlin into the office of Soviet Foreign Commissar Viacheslav Molotov. Hours passed behind the closed doors. Great issues, exciting cables telling of Hitler's Yugoslav victories occupied the voluble Japanese and his bluff Soviet host. On the fifth day Comrade Joseph Stalin joined the pair. And on the sixth day an exceedingly happy Yosuke Matsuoka padded out of the office with the kind of document Japan has been seeking for months—a five-year non-aggression pact between the...

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