World: Spy Scare

Deep in its other troubles, Japan suddenly took time out for a spy scare. In an urgent broadcast, Radio Tokyo warned: "Enemy spy activities are becoming more & more intense . . . [their] great field is communications, such as mail, the telegraph and telephone."

U.S. officials, understandably, have never uttered a word about such espionage. But any U.S. agent operating in Japan must be a supremely brave and devoted man. For isolated Japan, with its complex language, racial solidarity, incandescent nationalism and pathological attitude of suspicion, is by far the toughest of all nations to spy on.


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