JAPAN: Honorable Fire Extinguisher

Fire Extinguisher

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"All over Tokyo are no taxicab."

When cheerful Ambassador Kichisaburo Nomura says this the sparkle goes out of his one good eye. To him it is a sentence full of unhappy foreign policy. It means that Japan is desperately hard up for oil and gasoline; that therefore Japan must for the time being say uncle to Uncle Sam —or else fight for oil.

Admiral Nomura would be most reluctant to have Japan fight for oil. He personally likes peace.

"I am old man, I am most earnest," he says in his...

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