JAPAN: Better Business

Under the leadership of its metropolitan police board, Tokyo last week observed "Good -Commercial -Morals -and - Shady-Transactions-Prevention-Week." Industrialists and shopkeepers were invited to a booster's round of meetings, lectures and round-table talks, during which they were urged to "let the gracefulness of Japan be reflected in her commercial morals." Posters, newsreels, pilgrimages spread the good word. One police chief led 1,500 merchants to the Meiji shrine, where all, bowing in the presence of the great Emperor's spirit, vowed to "liquidate their conventional tradesmen's spirit and serve the country."

Object of the campaign: to stop bootlegging of goods at prices...

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