JAPAN-CHINA: Sailors Ashore

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While violent jingos in the Japanese Army have been controlling the country for years and keeping it on the verge of bankruptcy, the Japanese Navy by & large has played conservative. Worried Japanese businessmen have generally been able to count on the navy's support in efforts to moderate army extravagance and truculence toward China. It was largely the quiet influence of the navy that saw proper punishment meted out to the hysterical young army officers who last year murdered famed Finance Minister Korekiyo Takahashi and captured Tokyo's magnificent Metropolitan...

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