JAPAN: Thought Control

The Imperial Japanese Government, acting upon a bill passed by the Japanese Diet, announced that next week it will establish 22 Thought Control Offices in such leading Japanese cities as Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Hiroshima, Sendai, Sapporo and Fukuoka, with Thought Control Substations in 15 other cities.

Hitherto Japanese police have performed the greater part of Japanese thought control upon political prisoners. As in Imperial Russia before the revolution, Japanese sons and daughters of the highest aristocracy have been caught in the dragnet of police raids on radical gatherings.

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