October 10, 1972

1 9:50 PM Oct. 10, 1972 Tuesday Malacañan Palace Manila 10 minute interview by BBC's Derek Wilson (London based in Singapore). 15 minutes TV interview by ABC's Jim Giggins based in Saigon. He is colored and I like him. Then 15 minutes TV interview by CBS' Don Webster for the Cronkite show. And finally 20..

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27th August, 1945

Tomorrow the first invading conqueror in Japan’s history will land from the skies on Atsugi airfield. How do the Japanese feel? What do they think about it? It is frankly impossible to tell from the expressionless faces of those who go about their business on the streets of Tokyo. One can only gather from the..

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21st August, 1945

The situation continues well in hand. The War and Navy Offices have had to warn the armed forces against listening to such exacerbating rumors as that an American fleet has anchored off Tokyo and Osaka and landing already started. There are other stories that three senior statesmen, Hiranuma, president of the privy council, Okada, former..

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9th August 1945

As San Francisco announced that the second "atomic" bomb had been dropped on Nagasaki shortly before noon, the vernaculars started to open up a little on the subject. It seems that "the authorities of the various government departments concerned have dispatched officials to the scene of destruction." "According to a survey made, the new-type bomb..

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8th August 1945

The details of the new bomb are still "under investigation". One feels that the authorities are just an puzzled and bewildered by the whole thing as anybody else; they are certainly withholding the extent of the damage but do they know any more than the average man about the nature of its cause? was it..

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31st July, 1945

There was a time when the Japanese hoped to win a negotiated peace through the U.S.S.R. Probably about the time of Germany’s fall the foreign office received instructions to make a thorough investigation of Soviet foreign policy. Day and night the red-eyed experts pored over every speech, statement, inspired release, interview, and comment that had..

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25th July, 1945

For two weeks now the amazing American task force has raged like a typhoon along the Pacific coast of the Japanese homeland; yesterday it struck its most devastating blow so far. According to the joint army and navy communique which today, in headline type, covers fully one half of the Mainichi’s tabloid front-page, approximately 2,000..

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18th June 1945

The Asahi today carried a significant article which confessed the bankruptcy of a fundamental policy in Japanese diplomacy. There is no longer much hope, the paper admitted, for an Anglo-American vs. Soviet clash so long as the war against Japan continued. To bring the U.S.S.R. into the war in Asia, Britain had surrendered her traditional..

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