Beasley, William Gerard
- W.G. Beasley
- W.G. Beasley: Extracts from Personal reminiscences of the early months of the Occupation: Yokosuka and Tokyo, September 1945-March 1946
Having served in Japan during the Occupation, Bill Beasley returned there to carry out post-doctoral research during a sabatical year in 1950, and again in 1956 and 1963.
William Gerard Beasley, subsequently a professor at SOAS, arrived in Japan in 1945 with the Americans. This chapter comprises extracts from a talk given on his experiences of the flurry of activity in the early occupation, particularly with regard to demilitarization and early post-war economics.