Courtesy Reuters

JAPAN'S Pan-Asiatic Doctrine was announced by the official spokesman of the Imperial Japanese Foreign Office on April 17, 1934. The announcement was followed by similar but more explicit statements by Japan's official representatives in Washington, Berlin and Geneva, all of which were of the same spirit and contained the same fundamental principles: 1. Japan considers itself as primarily responsible for the maintenance of peace and order in East Asia, along with other Asiatic Powers, especially China. 2. The time has passed when other Powers or the League of Nations can exercise their policies for the exploitation of China. 3. Japan intends in future to oppose

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