OCCUPIED ASIA: It Is Difficult

"It is difficult," said the radio voice of Tokyo recently, "to tell you our objective in the south in simple words. I don't know it myself." Tokyo's difficulty was suggested by news leaking out of Japan's "Co-Prosperity Sphere":

> The 550,000-acre Philippine sugar-cane industry, deprived of its U.S. market and unable to compete with The Netherlands East Indies, Indo-China and Formosa, appeared to be doomed. To support 3,000,000 sugar workers, Japan was frantically trying to make headway with a five-year cotton-growing plan.

> Siam's Premier Luang Pitul Songgram (pronounced Lwong Peboon Song-kram)...

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