When Tokyo last week told of the resignation of Foreign Minister Shigenori Togo (not to be confused with Premier Hideki Tojo), many dopesters thought that Japan's long-feared attack on Siberia would shortly begin. In 1938 and 1939 Shigenori Togo was Ambassador to Russia, where he was said to have helped plan the Russo-Japanese Non-Aggression Pact. Rumor said that Jap etiquette required that he resign before Japan broke its pact.

Obviously the time was overripe in Adolf Hitler's eyes for a Japanese blast at Siberia. More than rumor said that Japan had agreed to...

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