June 4, 1944 (Sunday)

Mass, confession and communion at St. Sofia’s University Chapel. Tokyo Filipinos Gather. The Filipino Embassy House was today the scene of the first gathering of Filipino residents in Tokyo and Yokohama. It was a truly Filipino affair with lechon [roast suckling pig] and dinuguan as the main attractions at lunch time. The main purpose of..

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May 5, 1944 (Friday)

Heard mass and received communion at St. Sofia’s Church with Quiambao, Sison and Pena. Met Bert Lavides there, too. Birthday. Today being the birthday of Ikuko Nagasaki, our friend, we brought her a bouquet of tulips after mass early this morning. Her mother and she were surprised and happy to see such early well-wishers. (The..

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May 3, 1944 (Wednesday)

Heard mass, went to confession and communion at St. Sofia’s early this morning. Keisatsu Renshūjo (Police Academy). At 2:00 p.m. we visited the Police Academy at Shiba-ku. This academy is training 1,700 policemen for the service, among whom are shõnen junsa or “under-age police-men” (apprentices) from 16 to 19 years old. The training lasts 2..

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