Measures Against Rabies
The control of rabies, which has always been a function of the department of agriculture and forestry, was transferred to the department of the interior in April. The first conference on rabies was summoned by the minister, April 19, and it was agreed to carry out more strict control of all pet dogs, to destroy all stray dogs, and to make antirabic injections compulsory for all dogs at national expense. An antirabies week was held all over the country, by order of the ministry, and pamphlets and posters were distributed, and lectures and cinemas were given in Tokyo and other cities.
Under the auspices of the Japan Antituberculosis Association, the fifth antituberculosis week was held beginning April 24. The enterprise was aided by the interior department, the railways department, the bureau of social affairs, the bureau of insurance of the communication department, and other official