July 23, 1945 Monday

The newspapers bring two pieces of news; one elated us, and the other alarmed us. The first seems to indicate an early end of the war. United Press reports in New York that the United States government administration is taking steps to draft the United States unconditional surrender terms. New York Herald Tribune states that..

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6th January 1945

Overcome Mounting Taxation Increase Through Temperance; Let's Refrain from Drinking and Making Unnecessary Trips Thus the Asahi headlines a new increase in taxes, the ninth since the start of the China Affair. The increase has been made in the classified income tax and the luxury taxes on alcoholic drinks, theater entertainment and travel. An eyewitness..

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September 2, 1944

Another detail left for Japan today -- no one was scratched from the list, not even the sick and I think that means that this cam is being closed out. There still has been no big officer detail but that I feel sure is but a matter of time. Tomorrow I am going to strip..

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September 9, 1943

Once the Philippines becomes independent—and many believe that it would be within this month—would she enjoy a complete and absolute sovereignty, a national and international sovereignty as defined by Jean Bodin and as described by political law? The Constitution is silent on this matter. Rather, all indications pointed to an independence, not of the western..

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September 9th 1943

Japs consider them to be very unjust and cowardly to surrender. Allies pushing into Europe. Germany is in bad situation. Tojo supposedly resigned. Just cash astheope in Japan. Either Earthquake or terrific bombing, little new these last few days. Have a feeling, this thing is about to be round up. Mel Morgan in Amobic ward...

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July 12, 1943

Last few days have had some excitement. Last evening we, Pvt. Cronnell from Bks 7, Group I escaped from the farm. We proceeded to a small barrio, a five kilometer from camp where we were detected & held by Filipino constabulary. The Nips were called, they proceeded to give him a very tough beating, breaking..

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February 21-23, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Summary of events here during my two weeks of absence: The letter Quezon was drafting when I left, in which he asked the President's support for a joint resolution of Congress declaring the Philippines "are and of right ought to be free and independent" was never sent. Instead he saw the President just..

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January 29, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. The newspapers this morning gave Premier Hideki Tojo's speech of yesterday to the Diet in Tokyo in which he promised independence to Burma. He also said: "The people of the Philippines deserve independence, because they understand Japan's real aims and are ready to collaborate. . . . It is encouraging to observe an..

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