11th August 1945

I sneaked up to Gora today to see how the Soviet diplomats were getting along._The village itself was quiet; the streets were almost deserted; the front yard of the hotel where the Russians have been interned was silent and empty; there was not a policeman in sight. The Hakone mountains had never seemed so far..

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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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2nd June 1945

About 400 B-29's carried out another concentrated daylight raid yesterday, this time on Osaka, and the Times feels compelled this morning to write: "The enemy's terror raids upon the major cities of Japan have recently reached a new height of intensity and it cannot be denied that the damage which they have caused is shockingly..

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30 Jan 1942

I went to OTSU (*3) on the 9 o’clock train. There was a meeting of the Prefectural Products Association (*4) at the SHIGA (*5) Prefectural Office, and so I went to it. Ten officials had come from the TOKYO and OSAKA economic offices. There was a speech by the head of the Economic offices. There..

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