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April 26, 1944 (Wednesday)

Promotion to Captain. My promotion to the rank of captain was reported in a news item which appeared in a copy of the Tribune, dated April 20, 1944. I never expected this promotion as my last promotion to first lieutenant was just this past December. Well, I am glad to be promoted anyway. It is not so bad being a captain at 24 years of age!

Visitors. Tonight Mr. Suzuki of the Daitoa Ministry and Mr. Sakashita of the Metropolitan Police Board took dinner with us. The purpose of this visit was to give us a broad outline of our special course on police matters which is scheduled to start next month.