JAPAN: New Samurai

To the honored ranks of the warrior classes last week were admitted the little people of Japan, the ragged and hungry factory workers. It was an admission that this was total war, and all Japan was told that Bushido was not an exclusive spiritual cloak for those who fight; it was also for those who produce. Said Tokyo radio: "Step by step and moment by moment [the enemy] is approaching our mainland. . . . To support the spirit and follow the souls of the 4,500 men [on Tarawa and Makin] who preferred death to dishonor is the best...

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