Leocadio de Asis

Leocadio de Asis

(November 1, 1919 — ?), lawyer. Captured with the Second Regular Division, USAFFE after the fall of Bataan. Selected by the Japanese to enter a training program at the Japanese-established Philippine Constabulary Academy. Assigned to the Academy staff and taught criminal law and government regulations. In May, 1943 was one of ten Philippine Constabulary officers selected by the Japanese for training and study in Japan.

May 16, 1944 (Tuesday)

Stayed the whole day at home still sick, waiting for another “scheduled” attack of malaria which fortunately did not come, thanks to two strong doses

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May 17, 1944 (Wednesday)

Still sick in quarters. Today started with a slight late spring drizzle, very soft, fine, noiseless rain, very typical during this part of the year.

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May 19, 1944 (Friday)

Still sick in quarters. Stayed in bed the whole day reading a 1941 issue of the American magazine which I enjoyed immensely. The tense situation

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May 21, 1944 (Sunday)

Mass, confession and communion at St. Sofia’s. Party at Maruyama’s. At 11:00 we gathered at Maruyama’s Music Studio to have a little reunion of the

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May 22, 1944 (Monday)

At the Dentist. Dropped in this p.m. at Dr. Kaneko’s dental clinic, accompanied by Yasuko Nagasaki-san, to have my teeth fixed. The clinic is a

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June 1, 1944 (Thursday)

Summer begins today, our second in Japan. Japanese colegialas [schoolgirls] have put on their white summer blouses—a clear sign that summer has definitely started and

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June 2, 1944 (Friday)

Bought the following books at Kyobunkan at Ginza: Romanized English-Japanese Dictionary, Grammar of Spoken Japanese by Y. Matsumiya, If America Fights With Japan by Homer

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June 4, 1944 (Sunday)

Mass, confession and communion at St. Sofia’s University Chapel. Tokyo Filipinos Gather. The Filipino Embassy House was today the scene of the first gathering of

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June 6, 1944 (Tuesday)

Received drill uniforms this p.m. (color: olive drab). Not bad. We should have received them long ago but somehow did not through some “dirty trick.”

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June 8, 1944 (Thursday)

Feast of Corpus Christi. Mass, confession and communion at St. Sofia’s. Imperial University (Teikoku Daigaku). After class this p.m. went with Cruz to visit the

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June 11, 1944 (Sunday)

Mass, confession and communion at St. Theresa’s Church. I thought I would not finish the mass, as I felt suddenly ill. Returning home, I went

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June 12, 1944 (Monday)

Spent the day still sick in quarters. Wrote letters the whole morning. Read George Enosawa’s biography of Quezon [Manuel L. Quezon, from Nipa Hut to

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June 13, 1944 (Tuesday)

Still sick in quarters. Finished reading K. Satomi’s Discovery of Japanese Idealism. Tonight received Y470 from the Philippine Society to pay my dental bill. Of

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June 16, 1944 (Friday)

Nippon Shoseki Kabushiki Kaisha (Japan Textbook Publishing Company). At 3:30 this p.m. we visited the Ministry of Education’s immense publishing house which prints the textbooks

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June 17, 1944 (Saturday)

The newspapers published vague details about the bombings in Northern Kyushu and Southern Korea. The air-raid alarm is still on in Tokyo, and danger is

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June 20, 1944 (Tuesday)

Shopping. After class, bought a cute, small razor (Y5.74) and a silver bracelet with small pearls inlaid in shell-like trinkets (Y17.60) at the Imperial Hotel

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