Newly Acquired Gift Collection: Addition to the Justin Williams Sr. Paper
Tokyo, fall of 1945: 東京一九四五年・秋. (1946). Tokyo: Bunka-sha. and Baker, F. (1949). Jeeper’s Japan. Tokyo, Japan: Toppan.
Justin Williams Sr. was Chief of the Legislative Division (later known as the Parliamentary and Political Division) of GHQ/SCAP during the Occupation of Japan. The Justin Williams, Sr. Papers provide an unequalled view of parliamentary, political and constitutional change in Japan after World War II.
In 2016, Justin Williams Jr., Justin Williams Sr.’s son, donated several additional items to the collection. Among them, we are featuring two interesting items here: “Jeeper’s Japan” and “Fall of Tokyo 1945.”
“Tokyo, fall of 1945” In the Forword, it says “Tokyo today is still convalecent. She is still far from being called a metropolis, but had taken her first unsteady step after having undergone treatments such as continuous injections and blood transfusions.”
“Tokyo, fall of 1945” Several Occupation Force personnel waiting for the PX to open (above) and Japanese people waiting for a restaurant in Ginza to open (below)
“Jeeper’s Japan” The caption says “On the spot they once waited in genuflection now the populance faces a new direction.”
“Jeeper’s Japan” The caption says “The effect of custom between the races can be observed as changing places.”
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