International: You Can Imagine--

The trials of Japanese war criminals were scheduled to open in January. Bluff, tough ex-Gangbuster Joseph Berry Keenan had arrived in Tokyo as U.S. chief prosecutor. Warrants for the arrests of more & more suspects (286 to date) poured from U.S. Army desks. Japan's entire ruling class—diplomats, businessmen, journalists, educators—had the jitters. But when anyone mentioned the words senso hanzaisha (war criminal), they kept their faces straight and bland.

Most prominent innocents last week:

¶Prince Fumimaro Konoye, thrice Premier of Japan, and Tojo's predecessor. He had been working ostentatiously on a new, liberal constitution for Japan. Last week, friends reported...