JAPAN: Larger Girls

In Washington many an inquisitive glance has been cast toward the tiny, exquisite person of Mme. Katsuji Debuchi, wife of the newly appointed Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. It is known that Mme. Dubuchi in her home wears the flowered silken kimonos of Japan's ancient mode, and that her hair is often coiled intricately in fashions ordained by a remote Japanese coiffeur. Certain insufficiently informed persons deduced there from that Mme. Debuchi was an old school Japanese woman, that she opposed the modern trend of her countrywomen toward emancipation.

Potent denial of such deductions came (Continued on p. 19)...