August 2, 1944 (Wednesday)

General Cleaning. Today is “general cleaning day” in all Tokyo. Cleaned my room, shined my shoes, and washed my clothes the whole morning. After a short nap, went shopping at Ginza. Bought Jazmin Perfume and combs.

Death of President Quezon. Read of his death in a Japanese newspaper. This is very sad news indeed. May God have mercy on his soul.