28 AUGUST 1926, Page 2

In this context we may refer to a letter published

in the Thars of Wednesday from Messrs. D. Gestetner, Ltd. Messrs. GeStetner quoted from a letter received from one of their representatives in Japan who describes how certain Japanese wage-earners have a power of ratiocination and a long-sightedness that would be incredible here. The employees of a Japanese electric firm evidently thought that the firm was marching to disaster by paying out in wages more than it could afford, and they therefore argued that it was to their own interest to save their source of livelihOod. This could be done Only by stopping the extravagance. They therefore demanded that their wages should be reduced until the firm had passed the danger point.

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