July 12, 1944 (Wednesday)

Tokyo Central Wholesale Market (Tokyo-to Chūō Oroshiuri Shijō). At 2:00 p.m. today we visited this huge wholesale market near the Sumida River. Fresh supplies of fish and vegetables are brought into this market from all parts of Japan by means of railway and water transport which run right into the market which 1s just at the estuary of the Sumida River which flows out to Tokyo Bay. We saw the process of manufacturing big blocks of ice used for preserving fish, and we entered the refrigeration room at a temperature of 14° below 0, leaving
us with hardened fingers and ears. This market handles fish and vegetables worth Y300,000,000 yearly, we were told.

Visited Miss Yuriko Gō and had a nice merienda. She gave me Japanese views in a folder.

Just One More Month! Tonight General Satō announced to us that the plan for our travel has been almost decided and that we are scheduled to return to the P.I. by the 15th of the month of August. That means just one more month!