JAPAN: No Nero; New Tokyo

Sadly six years ago the present "Son of Heaven," athletic, scholarly Emperor Hirohito, stood on the ramparts of Tokyo's Imperial Palace and saw a third of the city burning up and shaking down. Nero would have enjoyed the sight, not so Hirohito. But last week his Majesty ascended the same eminence and had proper cause for imperial joy. The whole area of the "Great Fire" (see map) which accompanied the quake of 1924 has been substantially if not elegantly rebuilt.

It was of course necessary to report minutely to the imperial ancestors...

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