23 May 1942

BONTOC. With Second Lieutenant KITAO, visited a captured AMERICAN chaplain, NOBLE. Was surprised that AMERICAN missions were so thorough as to have fine churches over here, in the middle of the mountains. He is a man, just past 30, who came to this inconvenient place with his family. Besides a child about one year old,..

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30 Jan 1942

I went to OTSU (*3) on the 9 o’clock train. There was a meeting of the Prefectural Products Association (*4) at the SHIGA (*5) Prefectural Office, and so I went to it. Ten officials had come from the TOKYO and OSAKA economic offices. There was a speech by the head of the Economic offices. There..

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8 Jan 1942

The hills on the bank of Lake DIWA (*1) glistened in the cold of the last few days, as pure white snow had been falling. This morning the snow stopped falling, but it was extremely cold. Today was War Commemoration Day (the first time since the abolishment of Public Service Day) and a celebration was..

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