Kenpei (Imperial Japanese Army’s Military policeman) 1935; Wikimedia Commons.

In a fascinating 1935 interview, Yosuke Matsukoa, Japan’s last ambassador to the League of Nations advocates abolishing political parties, but claims that a fascist style dictatorship is not possible in Japan.

“We must get away from Western democracy which breeds corruption and return to the true Japanese democracy which is the rule of the Emperor.”