10 DECEMBER 1937, Page 6

If anyone could commend Japan's case successfully to the people

of this country it would be Viscount Ishii, who has just arrived here with, that end in view. He is one of the few internationally-minded Japanese, and for many years represented his country on the Council of the League of Nations. Lord Balfour always spoke of him with marked warmth. "He is such a gentleman," he used to say. He is. But it will need a great deal more than a gentlemanly pre- sentation to make Japanese policy palatable to any Englishman today. Viscount Ishii could come as near making- a .bad case presentable as most people, but there are some cases too