JAPAN: Great Expectations

While Special Envoy Saburo Kurusu got ready in Washington to argue the U.S. into letting Japan have her way in the Pacific (see p. 19), Premier General Hideki Tojo and Foreign Minister Shigenori Togo told the world that Japan meant to have her way anyhow.

Japan, said Premier Tojo, expects:

1) "Third Powers to refrain from obstructing the successful conclusion of the China affair which Japan has in view."

2) "Countries surrounding our Empire will not only refrain from presenting a direct military menace, but nullify such measures of hostile character as economic blockade...

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