JAPAN: Intoxication Deplored

Bald, knotty Premier General Hideki Tojo rose before a mass meeting in Tokyo's miniature Hibiya Park and warned the Japanese against "intoxication by initial victories."

Shortly afterward he had the expected satisfaction of learning that his Cabinet had approved a special military budget of 2,824,470,000 yen ($660,000,000).

To the post of Commander in Chief of Home Defense, Premier Tojo, mindful of the Imperial prestige, appointed a relative of the Emperor, General Prince Naruhiko Higashi Kuni, 54. In 1937 Prince Higashi Kuni, who must worry about Japan's highly combustible cities, commanded Japanese troops at the capture, rape and massacre of Nanking.


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