JAPAN: Dutch In Dutch?

Prettiest seat on the fence from which Japan, Russia and Italy are watching World War II is enjoyed by Japan. Last week she showed every sign of squirming pleasurably upon it—even a few signs of eagerness to climb down.

First of all Tokyo newspapers broke into one of their unison chants. One thing which must not happen, they said, is "military action by powers threatening The Netherlands Indies ... or even temporary protective measures." Japan would protect the islands from such protection.

After Japanese newspapers had done the spadework Foreign Minister Hachiro Arita, addressing the foreign press with a practiced to-whom-it-may-concern...

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