JAPAN: Araki Out

"Only General Araki can ride the tiger," was a picturesque excuse passed around among Japanese politicians when they found themselves forced to make him War Minister with the powers of a quasi-Dictator (TIME, April 4. 1932). "The tiger" was Japan's Army &: Navy, then rampant with the ardor of fire-eating younger officers "to wage a purifying struggle [war] for the Divine Emperor." Last week, in view of the spectacular success in Japanese eyes of General Araki's two year ride on the tiger, the entire Far East was profoundly jolted by abrupt news...

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