JAPAN: Rising Sun

Charles MacVeagh, two weeks ago appointed U. S. Ambassador to Japan, said to reporters last week:

"Years ago, during the Russo-Japanese War, I had a most pleasant acquaintanceship with Baron Kentaro Kaneko, now a Marquis. I was able to be of service to him, and Mrs. MacVeagh was helpful in managing a pageant for the benefit of Japanese children made fatherless through the War.

"I count as a precious possession my decoration of the Order of the Rising Sun, bestowed by the Emperor of Japan. I long have been fond of the Japanese people, and with a great deal of pleasure...

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