August 14, 1945

FLASH! WAR IS OVER! Japan has accepted all the terms of surrender. Now the announcement is official. Rejoicing all around. Everybody believes that we will soon be out. I was asking myself however, “What will be the next step with reference to us?” I asked myself this question since in recent years, especially during the last months, we have experienced …

August 14, 1945, Tuesday

The Lieutenant came and told us that Admiral Nimitz is now conferring with the Japanese officials, probably on the terms of the Armistice. Some consider this a blow to MacArthur as he must have been expecting that he would be the one to sign the Armistice agreement and to receive the surrender of Japan. The Lieutenant also told us that …

July 4, 1945 Wednesday

Great day for the United States. It is Independence Day, marking the birth, of the American nation. She is justly called the cradle of liberty — the repository not only of the democratic rule, or government by the people, but she also adopted principles and ideals to guarantee the rights of men. But what a paradox, what an irony — …

June 9, 1945 Saturday

In the morning, we continued working cleaning the premises. In the afternoon, immediately after meals, the same Sergeant who supervised us in the morning came to order us to work. He was very rough, treating us like schoolchildren. We nevertheless were in good spirits and did what he said, dressing up hurriedly to go to work. He kept hurrying us. …

May 31, 1945 Thursday

Today is a holy day of obligation, Corpus Christi, and we heard Mass. Upon our arrival from church, there were rumors that more detainees from Manila were coming. At 11 o’clock, an amphibian truck arrived with 35 persons. I could recognize only two—Dr. Gualberto, the Mayor of Rosario, Batangas and Mr. Aurelio Alvero, a young leader. They informed us that …

December 15, 1944

6:20 a.m. Woke up early to the droning of airplanes and the booming of anti-aircraft guns. Dressed up in haste as there was the presentation of the Kaori resolution to be done. 7:20 a.m. Mr. Manila came to the house for a copy of the resolution. 8:35 a.m. After a breakfast amidst the booming; and noise of air-raids, Pat and …

December 14, 1944

8:30 p.m. : After dinner, I immediately proceeded to the preparation of the resolution of gratitude and admiration for the exploits of the Kaori Unit. 0

December 11, 1944

3:30 p.m. After completing the itemization of the remaining stock for Mr. Wasizuka I went with Mr. Kawa to Kobe Marine, the buying house of Akatsu Kubatai. Mr. Uta informed us that we need the signature of Capt. Ukamoto at the Kumiyan (?). 6 p.m. Punctually, I was fetched by the Navy car to go to Col. Aoyama’s home for a …

December 10, 1944

6:05 p.m. I had a closed door conference with Director General Yoshida, Mr. Kawa, Mr. Yasta and Mr. Kobayashi regarding the financial and underground work of the Assn. 0