Books: Report from the Shadows

WITH JAPAN'S LEADERS — Frederick Moore—Scribner ($2.75).

For 14 years Frederick Moore served the Japanese government as adviser on international affairs. Seven ambassadors to Washington—Shidehara, Hanihara, Mat-sudaira, Debuchi, Saito, Horinouchi, Nomura—worked with his assistance. He was a member of the Japanese delegation which went to the League of Nations to argue Japan's case for the invasion of Manchuria. When Matsuoka, the delegation's head; insolently marched out of the League Assembly, he was followed by all his fellow delegates save Frederick Moore.

"I remained," writes Moore, "till I felt too conspicuous to stay any...

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