6 AUGUST 1921, Page 3

If Japan is wise, she will take warning by Prussia

and elect to win her place in the sun by peaceful penetration and through her wonderful capacity for trade, and not by a vast naval programme. That way lie madness and ruin. So long as we allow certain of her politicians to think that they can play off England and America against one another, wo are tempting her to do what would be injurious to the English-speaking world but fatal to her.