Books: Japan As She Is

BEHIND THE RISING SUN—James R. Young—Doubleday, Doran ($3). JAPAN UNMASKED—Hallett Abend—Washburn ($3).

Fortnight ago, startled Americans blinked in the rising sunlight and asked: How could it happen? Japan, loudmouthed opponent of Communism in Asia, had just signed a non-aggression pact with Russia, loudmouthed guardian of Asia against Japan. Even five years ago the pact would have been unthinkable. What had happened to Japan? This week two veteran U.S. correspondents in the Far East, "Jimmy" Young and Hallett Abend, told them something about the revolution which Japan is carrying out in the midst of...

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