Doc. No. 19469-A Y/HN/MRA Gathered at the association meeting which began at 1400 hours. We had a discussion on our mutual candidacies. 7 Mar 38: We had a welcome party for General MATSUI at the BANSUIKEN. The banquet was held on short notice and no more than 20 members were present. The party lasted from 1800 to 2100 hours. 8 Mar 38: Gave a speech about SHANGHAI at the Music Hall in OTSUKA. The speech lasted from 1300 to 1500 hours. 21 Mar 38: SHIMIZU, Yukinosuke returned from SHANGHAI and reported to me. We convsered from 1400 to 1600 hours. 24 Mar 38: OKAWA, HOMMA, ISHIHARA, and two others came to my house for a consultation concerning the association. It lasted from 1300 to 1700 hours. 28 Mar 38: Gave a speech about SHANGHAI at the YAGUMO (in HOKKAIDO) Grammar School at 1300 hours. 8 Apr 38: The association meeting was held at the Naval Club at 1630 hours. IN my capacity as host, I greeted them and also acted on the steering committee. General MATSUI, General TAKESHITA ([insert Japanese characters]), Lt General TATEGAWA, SHIRATORI, Toshio and others, totaling 37 members, were present at the meeting. Mr SHIRATORI gave a speech on the state of affairs in CHINA. The meeting lasted from 1630 to 2100 hours. 9 Apr 38: I invited General MATSUI who returned in triumph. At first, we drank cold sake which is a tradition of the TOKUGAWA family. General MATSUI, Iwane; Lt General HARUTA, Ryushiro; Maj-General IINUMA, Mamoru; Colonel KANDA, MAsatane; Colonel SAKAI, Mikio; Colonel SUZUKI, Sosaku; Colonel IMAI, Kinishi; and Colonel YAMADA, Kunitaro returned after triumphant campaigns. Admiral OSUMI, Mineo; Lt General OMURA, Arichika; and Lt General WASHIZU, Empei were also present at the party.