WAR IN CHINA: From My Inner Heart

A Japanese Cabinet fell fortnight ago because it failed to fulfill its slogan: "End the China Incident." Japanese civilians have begun to feel that the war will never end. They bitterly call it "nobetsu makunashi"—"continuous performance without lowering the curtain."

Last week a new Cabinet was in power, and because it comprised a few comparatively subtle politicians, no slogan was coined, no promise made. But like seasoned troupers, Premier Admiral Mitsumasa Yonai and his assistants ad-libbed while busily contriving how to end the farce and bring down the curtain.

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