Foreign News: Unpopular War?

People familiar with Japan generally suspect that in spite of numerous victories Japan's war is widely unpopular among Japan's meagerly living masses and once-thriving international tradesmen. Such suspicions were strengthened last week by news of the final election returns for the lower house of the Japanese Diet.*

The Japanese Diet theoretically has full legislative power and control over finance. Actually it is little more than a grand-scale sounding board for public opinion. The Emperor can dissolve the lower house at any time, and has often done so at the behest of the Premier and Cabinet. The Cabinet is...

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