JAPAN: Babe's Patriot

Into a Tokyo police station one day last week strutted a proud young man.

"I have just stabbed Matsutaro Shoriki, the unpatriotic publisher, in the neck!" he boasted. "I am a patriot. My name is Katsusuke Nagasaki. I am 28 years old and belong to the Warlike Gods Society."

Stabbed Publisher Shoriki, whose famed Yomiuri is Tokyo's third largest newsorgan, had meanwhile been rushed to hospital, hastily given a blood transfusion. In the eyes of Japanese jingoes his conduct has long merited Death. Not only has Tycoon Shoriki annoyed Japan's dominant dictatorial clique by printing eulogies on Constitutional...

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