Ever since the Japanese occupation of Manchuria in 1931, which was precipitated by Japan's Army leaders in defiance of the Cabinet's more conciliatory policy (TIME, Sept. 28, 1931 et seq.}, the spunky Military have successfully taken the offensive against Japan's civilian government. A renascence of sword-flourishing nationalism, fostered by the Army leaders has swept over Japan and has just been given still more punch by the Japanese-German agreement to fight Communism (TIME, Dec. 7) and by the even more recent Japanese-Italian accord in which Japan recognized Mussolini's conquest of Ethiopia. Last...
JAPAN: Army v. Diet
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