JAPAN: Surprise

Nothing that Joseph Stalin said on Red Square last week made such a stir as was caused in Tokyo by his remark that Japan is "an aggressor nation." Said the official Japanese Domei agency: The Japanese people were "surprised and offended." It added: "The Soviet Nation is a realistic country, so in all probability her foreign policy vis-à-vis her neighbor is not wholly immutable. . . . Consequently, it is the firm belief of the Japanese general public that Japan must also adopt a realistic policy that will conform with any new situation created by the Russians." What Japan...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!