FAR EAST: Teeth Behind Smiles

Recently the popular Japanese magazine Hinodé (Rising Sun) put a panel of Japanese naval officials on the grid with some very pointed questions. Last week it published their answers, which were also to the point. Excerpts:

Hinodé: "How will 'Greater East Asia' be accomplished?"

Admiral Sankichi Takahashi, former Commander in Chief of Japan's Combined Fleet: "It will be constructed in several stages. In the first stage, the sphere that Japan demands includes Manchukuo, China, Indo-China, Burma, Straits Settlements, Netherlands Indies, New Caledonia, New Guinea, many islands in the West Pacific, Japan's mandated islands and the Philippines....

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