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Foreword: The War in My Diaries and Memories

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During the war, I was a grade school pupil in Tokyo. Our teachers encouraged us to keep a diary, and I did. Unfortunately, it is now lost, and I did not resume my diary writing until 19 August 1945. I have kept most of my diary entries since then. But I wish I had written down something on 15 August 1945 to record my reaction to the emperor’s radio broadcast, announcing that he had decided to accept the Potsdam Declaration. Between 19 August 1944 and 31 July 1945, I was in Nagano Prefecture, having been evacuated from the city to that mountainous province in order to avoid air raids that were expected to commence at any moment. I wrote home many letters from Nagano, but they too have been lost.


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