THE LEAGUE: Mandates & Might

Sensing that the British-Italian-Ethiopian snarl has tied white men's hands for some time to come, Japan boldly raised at Geneva last week the great question she has tried to keep hushed until now: What right has Japan, since she quit the League, to continue to hold "League-mandated" strategic islands in the Pacific?

Up for the spunky little Empire at Geneva last week spoke Japan's Minister to Poland, cocky Dr. Fumio Ito. Down the League Mandates Commission's throat he rammed a Japanese thesis that because of "the undeniable fact of world economic interdependence,...

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