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JAPAN'S REQUEST.

(Received April 19, 3 p.m.) PARIS,, April 15

. The Australian Press ....Association has good reason to believe that . the ■ Japanese delegates were - .reluctantly compelled to press the equality, claim in the League's covenant, by political pressure from Japan. The members themselves, .with the knowledge they i>ossessed on the,spot, •considered its inclusion, impolitic. -President Wilson .originally i^or.red •the claim, but Mr Lloyd George opposed it,., and President W rilson yielded liiially to his view. , "' The unrest in Japan apparentiy was a; factor that urged the Japanese, representations to secure recognition of equality, with a view to quieting the Socialist aspiration, which is beheyed to bo rapidly moving throughout j;.lapan. It is now feared that failure to •.secure equality may cause': a- crisis there.

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JAPAN'S REQUEST., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9589, 19 April 1919

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JAPAN'S REQUEST. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9589, 19 April 1919

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