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19th April 1945

Back in Tokyo I was told by Vargas that an ambassadors’ conference will definitely be held on the 23rd. He was notified by Togo when he made his first official call on the new foreign and Daitoa minister. A slight change has been made in the original schedule which called for the conference to open on the 26th, corresponding to the American 25th, when the San Francisco conference will be convened. And it will last one day, not one week.

One of our interpreters excused himself from work tomorrow; everyone in his neighborhood has been drafted for labor service on that day. They are all going to cut pine roots for fuel oil.

Our maid was jittery the whole day yesterday. It was the anniversary of the first American raid in Tokyo. The anniversary mania was unjustified as usual. There was only a short alert last night.