chapter  XX
SOME EFFECTS OF THE GROWING POLITICAL TENSION
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States Government. Prince Konoye had once publicly admitted his technical responsibility for the outbreak of the war with China in 1937an acknowledgment which was at the time received with grim satisfaction by the Japanese Army, the real perpetrators of this crime. He now had no intention of being saddled with the responsibility for the even greater crime of a Japanese attack on the Western Powers. On the 18th of October, 1941, he tendered the resignation of his Cabinet, which was accepted by the Emperor.