8th June 1945

Osaka was hit by 250 B-29's yesterday morning; two days before, about 350 had pounded the city of Kobe. The raids were far away and to those of us in Tokyo they were more of an excuse for reminiscing. The Thai naval attache related an experience during the great raid of the 25th-26th May. He..

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28th of January 1945

When we came up out of our basement yesterday afternoon everything looked the same as usual except that there were fewer people on the streets. But the raid was heavier than we thought. Considerable damage and many casualties (a thousand, they say, mostly office people) were caused in the very heart of the business district...

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August 2, 1944 (Wednesday)

General Cleaning. Today is “general cleaning day” in all Tokyo. Cleaned my room, shined my shoes, and washed my clothes the whole morning. After a short nap, went shopping at Ginza. Bought Jazmin Perfume and combs. Death of President Quezon. Read of his death in a Japanese newspaper. This is very sad news indeed. May..

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