Cinema: Smoke Screen

Into New Orleans last week, on an "unofficial" mission of great importance, bowed goggling little Kaju Nakamura, U. S.-educated professional Japanese gladhander, onetime member of the Japanese Imperial Diet. His mission: to explain Japan and the Japanese to the U. S. public. Smiling with bland and magnificent unction, the honorable gentleman immediately proceeded to clarify Japan's attitude on a matter that still rankles mightily in U. S. memories.

"Many of the scenes in the moving pictures of the Panay sinking," he cackled, "were faked in American waters." Then, with reporters too amazed to...

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