chapter  11
A CHINO-JAPANESE UNION
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THERE can be no question of greater interest and importance to the Western nations than the question of Japan’s future world-policy. There are some, possessing authority to speak, from whom we have recently grown accustomed to hear that Japan is at the cross-roads. They profess to believe that very soon we are to see an end of Imperialism and the policy of expansion in the Island Empire, which now has gone on its unchecked way for nearly three decades. They are confident that the invisible and irresponsible powers behind the Throne, which actually control Japan’s foreign policy, will be replaced by authoritative Cabinet government.