JAPAN: The Time Will Come

Last week Japan's New Structure—the national "reform" designed by Premier Fumimaro Konoye—had most of its girders welded. The framework appeared fairly conservative but the only building stocks at hand to complete the structure seemed to be materials of violence, hatred and daring.

First wing of the skeleton was economic.

Working with Army and extremists, the Cabinet had devised a totalitarian economic plan patterned closely on German and Italian models. At the last minute Japanese industrialists opened up on the Government with an artillery of complaints and objections. All 17 directors of Japan Iron Manufacturing Co.. the largest Japanese enterprise of its...

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