INTERNATIONAL: Japan Around the World

INTERNATIONAL

Japan Around the World

Last week Japan was shaken by the greatest natural disaster since the Tokyo earthquake and fire of 1923. But the holocaust at Hakodate failed to divert the Japanese Foreign Office, even temporarily, from its international maneuvers on half a dozen different fronts.

Most important, for the first time in two years a U. S. Secretary of State and a Foreign Minister of Japan exchanged direct communications on the subject of improving relations between the two nations. The text of both these diplomatic nosegays, sent month ago but published...