15th April 1945

As was to be expected, a Japanese newspaper (in this case the Mainichi) has brought up the inevitable "Roosevelt has died. It was heaven’s punishment. As the incarnation of American imperialism he had a cursed influence on the whole of mankind." The English edition of the same paper added today: "He was undoubtedly the outstanding..

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April 19, 1944 (Wednesday)

At the Geihinkan. Dropped in this p.m. at the Geihinkan, Great East Asia Guest Mansion, to pay our respects to the members of the Philippine Mission headed by Speaker Aquino. Saw special newsreel shown to the members of the mission in one of the rooms of the mansion. I had an intimate chat with Mr...

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