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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4th July 1945

Winter had lingered too long in the neat little ricefields; its cold poison had stunted the growth of the rice-buds, shivering in huddled discouragement along the brown dikes, the poetic clumps of pine, the rude wayside temples to the fox. The crop had never looked too good; there was only a handful of fertilizer left..

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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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November 2, 1942

The new Ministry of Greater East Asia Affairs was created in Tokyo, a euphemism for Ministry of Colonies. This new ministry will have three big bureaus for general affairs for Manchuria, China and the Southern Regions. The last one, according to the Tokyo Gazette, will take care of the affairs of French Indochina, Thailand, Malaya..

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