29 MARCH 1930, Page 3

The New Tokyo On Monday the Emperor of Japan inspected

the new Tokyo which has been built on the 850 acres devastated by the 'earthquake. According to all accounts the new town, in spite of some imperfections and a departure from tradition, is a remarkable architectural and town- planning achievement. The Japanese are to be con- gratulated on their courage in adversity. We are almost tempted to wish that some similar but less cruel and costly catastrophe would give us the same opportunity with some of our larger towns.