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14th January 1945

On the way to Mass in the morning we saw a group of youngsters in uniform. They could not have been more than 15 or 16.

The Nippon Sangyo reports that the vegetable ration has been stabilized at 30 momme per head per day but that the fish supply is below schedule. One momme is equal to 3.75 grams but apparently not in wartime.

Yvonne says that when she visits her friend at the internment camp everything has to go through a Japanese Interpreter, not a word being allowed about the war situation or food conditions in Japan. However there have been so many complaints about the food among the internees that the authorities finally explained to them that the Japanese themselves were not getting much more.