16th August 1945

The first impression of calm is wearing off. Underneath all this outward placidity Tokyo is seething with rumour, plot, and counter-plot. It appears new that the average Japanese is saying nothing, not only because he is dazed, knocked silly by a blow on the head, carried through the routine of every-day wartime life by that curious..

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June 18, 1945 Monday

Discussions have been raging as to whether the policies and acts of America in the Philippines at the present time are correct. The almost unanimous opinion is that America is committing a blunder in the Philippines and, consequently, alienating a good portion of the Filipinos. They say the acts of the Americans in the Philippines..

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June 2, 1943

The press reported that the Philippines has a new Commander-in-Chief, General Kuroda. What has happened to his predecessor, General Tanaka, is a mystery for everybody. Rumors say he disappeared a few days ago. Some say that he has been deposed and imprisoned. Others claim that he was killed by the guerillas during one of his..

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January 9-10, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Quezon very friendly and gracious--perhaps making up for the incident of the week before, when, knowing that I was coming from Charlottesville on his request, he let me make the journey without sending me word that he was going to New York! Dr. Trepp says this is characteristic--that he often shows no consideration..

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August 15, 1942

General Homma has left for Japan. His departure was rumored a week ago, and it was one of those rumors which turned out to be true. It was not published by the local press until he had landed safely in his own country. It was Radio Tokyo that broadcasted the news. Those who have known..

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