FAR EAST: Anniversary in Tokyo

The first anniversary of the Tripartite Pact of Germany, Italy and Japan meant to the world that the pact had failed in its principal aim. That aim was to paralyze U.S. policy by simultaneous threats in both the Atlantic and the Pacific.

The Japanese, therefore, celebrated the anniversary last week with reserve. Foreign Minister Teijiro Toyoda made a speech in which he emphasized the peaceful character of Japan's designs, her desire, as an Axis partner, to prevent the extension of World War II. Since the pact was approved by Premier Prince Konoye and...

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