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About Kiyoshi Kiyosawa

About the author: Kiyoshi Kiyosawa February 8,1890 – May 21,1945) Japanese journalist who worked in the United States from 1906 to 198, when he returned to Japan as a business and then foreign affairs journalist. He co-ounded the Japanese Institute for Diplomatic History. In 1941 the Japanese government banned him from speaking in public.

About the diary: His secret diary was published in 1999 as A Diary of Darkness: The Wartime Diary of Kiyosawa Kiyoshi, edited by Eugene Soviak. His entries mentioning the Philippines are included here to provide an insight into Japanese opinions and discussions, serving as a useful counterpart to American perspectives from the era.