September 30, 1944 (Saturday)

Woke up at 5:00 and heard the 6:30 o’clock mass at St. Sofia’s. The Nagasakis were there, too, to pray for my safe return home. Yesterday I was with them to say “sayonara,” and it was really sad to leave those who have been my family in Japan. Yasuko-san is the sublimest person I have met in Japan. Crippled for …

July 3, 1944 (Monday)

Letters from Home. At 8:00 this morning dropped in at the Embassy and got letters from the Philippines brought by Ambassador Vargas. With Mr. Gō. At 4:00 p.m. today saw Mr. Yasuhiro Gō at his home at Akasaka. We again went around with him, helping him with a few packages. We met the undersecretary of the cabinet at his office …

July 2, 1944 (Sunday)

Mass and communion at St. Sofia’s. Met the Sawadas in church and gave Toshiko-san a few Philippine stamps. At 9:45 a.m., saw Mr. Yasuhiro Gō, a friend who is leaving tomorrow on an important mission. Since he had not much time to see Quiambao and me, we met him at Shinjuku and went around with him, talking all the way. …

April 30, 1944 (Sunday)

Mass, confession and communion at St. Sofia’s. New Friends. At Akasaka-ku, in the vicinity of the former American embassy, we dropped in (Quiambao and I) to visit Miss Yuriko Go and her brother, Mr. Yasuhiro Go, whom we met at a party some time ago. We were kindly received and till 6:00 p.m. we enjoyed talking to them. They speak …