JAPAN: Hirohito Is a Little Depressed

The 77th Extraordinary Session of the Imperial Diet bowed itself into history on Nov. 21, 1941. The world then saw no hint in the reported proceedings of an event scheduled for Dec. 7. Later the double-talk about "immutable resolution" and "exhaustible patience" proved to have great meaning.

Last week a wiser world searched the published proceedings of the 82nd Extraordinary Session for hints of military lunges to come. If Premier Hideki Tojo had plans for a Russian Pearl Harbor, the warning was drowned in the clatter of his windy generalities. Never had a...

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