Takeuchi Tatsuji

Takeuchi Tatsuji

Japanese political scientist, member of the Research Commission on the Philippines; he translated and published a third of the entries that he kept from December 1942 to October 1943 while on the Commission's business in the Philippines.

December 13, 1942 (Sunday)

Rōyama and I took noon luncheon with Miki Kiyoshi and listened to his observations on the Philippine situation. Summary of Miki’s observations on the Philippines:

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December 16, 1942 (Wednesday)

Conference with Rōyama: Difficult to find evidence that serious thought is being given in any quarter to future Philippine administration. Just how many of those

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December 23, 1942

We Japanese have every reason to suspect that the “cooperation” we are getting from the Filipino leaders –from Jorge Vargas down– is more apparent then

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January 19, 1943

Professor H. Otley Beyer, a famous American anthropologist at the University of the Philippines, was released three hours after capture and was given a research

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May 24, 1943 (Monday)

Rōyama moved into the Elena Apartments, Room 33. I helped him move. So we are now in the same apartment building. In the afternoon, had

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