Earnest Mercer interview

11 Apr

Earnest Mercer has seen Japan from the 1950’s to 2006.

I have seen Japan change a lot in the twenty years I’ve lived here…so I can only imagine how many changes he’s seen.

Mr. Mercer was kind enough to do an interview with me.

…the economic recovery of Japan after WWII is one of the greatest achievements in modern history…

(Earnest Mercer)

"Kirin Beer" delivery truck, 1950s Japan (photo by Earnest Mercer).

Click here to read the interview.

7 Responses to “Earnest Mercer interview”

  1. tokyo5 May 25, 2010 at 12:20 am #

    I just received the following email from Mr. Earnest Mercer today:

    I have two items of interest for you and your BLOG readers:

    I’ve just finished reading an excellent article written by Pico Iyer (Japan resident for 25 years) on the fabulous city of Kyoto in the June issue of “Smithsonian”. It depicts the modern city in almost mystical terms and goes far beyond the travel brochure narrative.

    I recently finished reading an outstanding account of the Samurai in a book written by Thomas Louis and Tommy Ito. It is 203 pages of facts and illustrations of the rise and fall of the Samurai. An addendum provides the reader with definitions of the many associative terms of the ancient tradition. Book title: “Samurai: The Code of the Warrior”. Publisher: Sterling Publishing co., Inc. ISBN: 978-1-4027-6312-0. Facinating and full of interesting facts.


    • Daiki Shinomiya September 25, 2015 at 6:32 pm #

      Hi! The link for the interview does not work as the service is being shut down.

      Do you have another link for the interview??



      • tokyo5 September 25, 2015 at 7:13 pm #

        No, sorry, I don’t. And I don’t have a back-up copy of those interviews! I guess they’re lost!


      • Daiki Shinomiya September 25, 2015 at 7:14 pm #

        That sucks ๐Ÿ˜› Thanks for the fast reply! ๐Ÿ˜€


      • tokyo5 September 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm #

        I always try to reply promptly.


      • Daiki Shinomiya September 25, 2015 at 8:01 pm #



      • tokyo5 September 25, 2015 at 10:11 pm #

        Feel free to comment on any of my blog posts anytime!


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