JAPAN: Change in Attitude

Premier Hideki Tojo had warned Japan that she was on the threshold of "emergency" (TIME, Oct. 4). Heeding his stern voice, the Cabinet last week obediently voted:

>To disband the Ministry of Commerce and the Imperial Planning Board, through which the Army sought to rule Japan's economy.

>To create a new Munitions Ministry which the Army will directly control.

>To call an extraordinary session of the Diet on Oct. 25, to rubber-stamp all changes planned by Tojo.

Behind Tojo's changes was an old & bitter tug of war between the Army and Big Business...

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