Foreign News: Peacetime Living

In Tokyo, where beggary had once been rare, police seized 232 vagrants in Ueno Park. Some were children who lived by begging and stealing, spending the nights under piled debris. In a nation of fanatic workers, there would soon be 2,500,000 unemployed veterans of the home army alone. The figure would grow as soldiers were shipped home from overseas.

Charcoal supplies were one-third of normal, and at Tsushima a village school was established to teach returning soldiers to make charcoal.

Sardines & Saccharine. In Ibaraki prefecture, 21 boats returned to mackerel fishing. The U.S. Fifth Fleet was politely asked to move elsewhere in...

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