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8th January 1945

Another proof that the Tokyo evacuation program is not getting along is the fact that we have been looking in vain for a house since September. Nobodys moving out and there is a long line waiting to move in. We have long wanted to move from our present apartment but so far we have been within talking distance of only two landlords. One wanted only neutrals. The other, whom we saw today, wanted to stay on in the house, share our diplomatic rations, and be employed as cook-butler together with his wife at a salary which would have doubled the rent.