JAPAN.; Northern Choice of a New Mikado--Persecution of Christians--Anti-Foreign Sentiment--Americans in the Japanese Service.
The most important item of political news from Japan is the election by the Northern or Tycoon faction of a new Mikado, Oceno Mia Sams, one of the high priesthood. By this action there are now two Mikados in Japan, the former Mikako still holding power in the South. The Japan Gazette says: