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2nd March 1945

The wife of a Japanese diplomat complained to us that she had received orders to have her beloved police-dog killed. It seems all dogs in Tokyo are being eliminated, the reason given being that the hot season is approaching and there is no antirabies serum left. When once one thinks of it, one realizes how very few dogs are now to be seen in Tokyo. Sometime ago the police started rounding them up but the story then was that the dogs were being slaughtered and canned for army rations.