JAPAN: Awful

Wildly exciting to Japanese is each fresh leap by their industry in its hop-skip-&-skid race to overtake the West. Last week a full page advertisement in the latest copy of Japan Trade shrieked: DOUBLE STAR Long-Waited-For Thing Par Excellence ADVENT OF PATENT-LEATHER SHOES!!! The unsurpassed shoes newly born! ASAHI RUBBER WORKS

Clarioned the editors of Japan Trade: "NOTICE!!! The Japan Trade is a journal devoted to introducing Japan's status quo in every respect. . . . The recent development of Japan's industries is looked upon by the world as almost phenomenal. . . . This...

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