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June 2, 1943

The press reported that the Philippines has a new Commander-in-Chief, General Kuroda. What has happened to his predecessor, General Tanaka, is a mystery for everybody. Rumors say he disappeared a few days ago. Some say that he has been deposed and imprisoned. Others claim that he was killed by the guerillas during one of his visits to Cebu. He has not appeared in public for more than a month. Most probably, he is seriously ill with cancer. He is a kind and understanding man, in spite of his fierce moustache.