Militarism Vs. Liberalism in Japan

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Dominance of Military in Sino-Japanese Crisis

Japanese voters are expected to give the party of Prime Minister Inukai a plurality, if not an outright majority, of the seats in the House of Representatives at the general election to be held February 20, 1932. While the positive military policy now being followed by Japan in China is not an issue in the election campaign, being generally supported by the public, it is recognized that the government now in office is more sympathetic to that adventure than the cabinet which resigned December 11, 1931.

Baron Shidehara, foreign minister in the late government of Prime Minister Wakatsuki, in a letter published in a Tokyo newspaper February 2, warned the government of “irreparable consequences” that might ensue if it should ...

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