JAPAN: The Wilted Flowers

For the flower of Japan's aristocracy, the Way of the Gods seemed suddenly to be a way of the godforsaken. In Tokyo's dismal Sugamo Prison languished the Emperor's lifelong friend, Marquis Kido, and his high-&-mighty cousin Prince Morimasa Nashimoto. Prince Konoye had evaded arrest only by joining his ancestors. The long arm of U.S. justice had thrust deep into the Imperial Household, was brushing the Throne itself. There was no telling where it would stop.

Worried Marquis Matsudaira, Kido's successor in the Imperial Household, anxiously said he was "eager to have a committee of Americans advise him...

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