FAR EAST: Adventures in a Dove's Nest

Ko Ishii is a pink-cheeked, affable, stogy-smoking diplomat who was once (1929-30) Japanese Consul in New York. Last December he became spokesman for the Japanese Cabinet, replacing the somewhat less affable Foreign Office spokesman, slightly cockeyed, definitely popeyed, short, swart Yakichiro Suma. Last week Diplomat Ishii talked the Japanese Foreign Office into a lot of trouble.

Relations between Tokyo and the London-Washington Axis were tense in the midst of the Far Eastern war scare. The Japanese, who had started the scare, were dismayed at the length it had gone. To their protestations...

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