January 19, 1943

Professor H. Otley Beyer, a famous American anthropologist at the University of the Philippines, was released three hours after capture and was given a research room to continue his work. He has been giving a regular series of lectures on Philippine peoples to members of the Kempeitai. In addition to Professor Beyer, about fifteen American internees at the University of …

December 23, 1942

We Japanese have every reason to suspect that the “cooperation” we are getting from the Filipino leaders –from Jorge Vargas down– is more apparent then genuine: they are merely biding their time till the end of the war. Their collaborative gestures seem prompted solely by their desire to keep to a minimum the sufferings and hardship which might be inflicted …