Scope and Contents
Kept by the wife of a U.S. military officer while stationed in Japan. At the beginning of the year, entries are made more regularly and mention daily social engagements, activities and appointments for the couple's two children and events. Much of the social life in Tokyo centered around the Washington Heights Club, of which a program is included.
After the husband's promotion in March 1954, the family moved from Tokyo to a smaller town. After June, diary entries become less frequent and also shorter.
Also included is a program for Stern's Tivoli in Newark, NJ.
The diary itself ("Japan Days") was designed for the use of English speakers in Japan and explains the holidays and associated traditions at the beginning of each month.
- Creation: 1954
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- Guide to the Diary (Japan)
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note