INTERNATIONAL: Matsuoka Takes a Trip

In the years when he used to confuse fellow delegates to the late League of Nations with such phrases as "China is not a nation," talkative, persuasive Yosuke Matsuoka shuttled comfortably back & forth between Japan and Europe by boat. Last week there was little comfort to be had traveling anywhere in the Eastern Hemisphere, and a boat trip from Japan to Europe was hazardous and well-nigh impossible. For his much-publicized trip to Berlin, Japan's Foreign Minister chose the creaky, dirty, uncomfortable Trans-Siberian Railroad, and he let it be assumed that he would stop en route in Moscow. Just...

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