April 28, 1944 (Friday)

Meet Ambassadors Aquino and Vargas. This p.m. at Miniong Aquino’s place at Gumyoji, Yokohama, met Special Ambassador Aquino and Special Ambassador Vargas. The former dropped in to see Miniong’s wife and the new baby, the Ambassador’s grandson. They stayed about half an hour and had a little chance to talk to them. Miniong’s wife was..

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April 25, 1944 (Tuesday)

Today being Rinji Taisai (Extraordinary Spring Yasukuni Shrine Festival) had no classes. Visited the Nagasakis with Quiambao and enjoyed hearing such records as “Sampaguita” [ “Jasmine Flower” ], “Arimundingmunding,” “Abaruray,” etc., which we borrowed from Miniong Aquino of the Hoso Kyokai (Broadcasting Station). Went to the Imperial Hotel this p.m. at 5:00 to accompany Quiambao..

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April 20, 1944 (Thursday)

“Miniong” Aquino, nephew of Speaker Aquino, dropped in at the dormitory tonight. Although the cold of winter still drags on and on, and we do not know when it will get warm, spring is definitely here. Cherry blossoms are in full bloom and all sorts of beautiful flowers ranging from peach and plum blossoms to..

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