JAPAN: Necks

When a Japanese stares ardently at a pretty woman, his eyes dwell neither on her legs nor on her figure but on the suggestive curve of her neck. On "ladies day" last week the visitors' gallery of the House of Peers was filled with some of the Empire's fairest women, including 45 students of the Tokyo brides' school. Neither Peers nor newshawks could restrain smoldering glances at the visitors' necks, chalk-white with rice powder. The genteel interplay of glances was abruptly interrupted by Imperialist Baron Ryoitsu Asada.

"Japan must have more babies!" the baron cried. "It is a deplorable...

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