July 20th, 1946

Woke up around 4 in the morning, but after moving was able to pick up some more sleep until the guard knocked shortly after six. Still sultry but not so warm, yet uncomfortably sticky specially after sweeping & mopping when begins to ooze out with perspiration all over —— Matches are getting scarce had to..

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June 19th, 1946

Rizal Day! Also Toto’s second wedding anniversary. We drunk our coffee to Rizal’s memory at breakfast this morning —- all five of us. But most of the conversation centered around Nena’s letter still with comments on the pictures she sent of the “mga apos,” as she calls them. Both Osias & Laurel Jr. were struck..

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May 12, 1944 (Friday)

Party of Miss Go. One of the most enjoyable parties we have attended so far. (This was intended as a despedida party for Teresita Vargas, but unfortunately she could not make it.) The affair was held at Mr. Nezu’s residence, a rich man’s mansion with a huge garden which was really more of a park...

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May 11, 1944 (Thursday)

Party at Mrs. Sawada’s Residence. At 7:00 p.m. we attended a despedida [farewell] party given by Mrs. [Renzo] Sawada, wife of the Japanese Ambassador to Burma, in honor of Teresita Vargas who is soon returning to the Philippines. We enjoyed the party, especially the dinner and the impromptu program after the dinner. Ambassador Vargas was..

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May 10, 1944 (Wednesday)

At the Metropolitan Police Board. This afternoon we visited the offices of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Board as part of our practical curriculum at school. The police officers are lodged in a big and imposing building, very near the Imperial Palace. At the “reference room” (Sankōkan) we saw very interesting things, including a relief map..

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May 2, 1944 (Tuesday)

Today started our regular classes at the Keisatsu Kōshūjo at Kudan. We heard lectures by police officers and civilian instructors. Mr. Fuji, a Japanese authority on constitutional law, also lectured to us. He is a friend of U.P.’s [University of the Philippines] Professor [Vincente] Sinco who once came to Japan as an exchange professor. After..

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April 28, 1944 (Friday)

Meet Ambassadors Aquino and Vargas. This p.m. at Miniong Aquino’s place at Gumyoji, Yokohama, met Special Ambassador Aquino and Special Ambassador Vargas. The former dropped in to see Miniong’s wife and the new baby, the Ambassador’s grandson. They stayed about half an hour and had a little chance to talk to them. Miniong’s wife was..

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