April 27, 1944 (Thursday)

Yokohama. This a.m. was my first visit to this place. Rode the express from Shimbashi.

Visited Mrs. Rafael Aquino who recently gave birth to a baby boy. Expected to see Special Ambassador Aquino there, but there was an unexpected change of plans. We had a nice time with Mrs. Aquino going over their family album. Ate a hearty meal.

At the Imperial Hotel, dropped in for a short chat at Director Osias’s quarters and there met Mr. and Mrs. Fujita whom we met last Saturday at the Embassy party.

These last few months we have been feeling a terrible shortage of money, our Y40 pocket money every month not being enough. Lately I was able to push a deal which has saved the situation for me. I am now quite solvent. Thank you.