A heartening, and to us, enlightening exposition of Japan's chances for regeneration into a decent and perhaps even democratic nation. Opening with a withering attack against Grew's recent statements about dealing with the Emperor and the status quo in Japan, the author sets out to prove that there are certain liberal elements in Japan which, if given a chance, can transform Japan into a peace-loving country. He has proof, as he records peasant revolts, industrial workers' organizations, liberal journalism, and the work of two outstanding liberals -- Wataru Kaji in Chungking and Okano in Yenan. As a Naval Intelligence Officer, Lt. Roth is aware of the job which faces the Allies, this country in particular, and in his book puts forth a clear, workable plan for removing the fascistic Japanese and giving the Japanese people a chance. Such a book may be hard to take by people who think of all Japanese only in derogatory terms, but if Japan is to be more than a bad liability and a threat to world peace, we must consider Lt. Roth's viewpoint.