JAPAN: Army v. Diet

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...

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