Tag Archives: post-ww2 japan

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).

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Third Interview

7 Sep

I just did my third interview.

It’s with Ken Alley who has over a thousand letters from a woman named Elizabeth Ryan while she was in Japan right after WW2.

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…the aftermath of war is horrible

[Elizabeth Ryan (in a letter dated 1947 June 9)]