JAPAN: Blunder of Magnitude

Tokyo was tense with apprehension of a coup d'état last week. For the first time a newsorgan of first magnitude made articulate the mounting fear that Japan's parliamentary institutions (imported only 42 years ago from the West) might be thrust aside by the military clique which launched Japan on her recent Manchurian and Shanghai adventures.

"While we hope that the worst is over, there is no telling what may suddenly develop," declared Tokyo's Nichi Nickl Shimbun. "We are told that there are in the country ominous trends of thought which look for...

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