July 28, 1944 (Friday)

Judo Party. At Pete Sawada’s place at Kōjimachi, there was a judo party for those of us who take lessons at Kōdōkan: Sison, Duque, Sanvictores and I. Two Germans from the embassy, Messrs. Salvatorre and Rohrer, who also take lessons at the Kōdōkan, were there too. We took snapshots at the roof-garden in different poses with our judo suits on.

The dinner was exquisite, and we had a little beer, too. After dinner, we sang songs with the accompaniment of the guitar, ukelele and accordion. The two Germans sang native songs. Pete and Steve Sawada sang a lot of American songs. We sang Pinoy folk songs. It was a very enjoyable party which broke up at 9:30 p.m. Mrs. Sawada and her daughter, Mary, helped entertain us.