JAPAN: Super-Emergency

Nobody ever accused Japan or Germany of having a sense of humor; and only they could have staged the puppet show that amused the world last week. One by one Germany's battery of stooges—Rumania, Croatia, Slovakia, Italy and Bulgaria—announced they would recognize Japan's Wang Ching-wei and his marionette Government in Nanking. Germany did likewise. This was Germany's bid for Japan's help, or at least good will, in the Russo-German war.

Uncertain Japan still struggled to revise her foreign policy in the light of the new facts of that war. For hours an imperial...

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