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Allen, Louis

Book: Japan Experiences - Fifty Years, One Hundred Views: Post-War Japan Through British Eyes

Louis Allen studied Japanese at SOAS during the war, and worked in Burma as a translator and interrogator. Here he describes his experiences of that time, as well as a remarkable reunion twenty years later.

Book: Britain and Japan 1859-1991: Themes and Personalities

This chapter considers the time spent in Japan by South African writer William Plomer (1905-1974) and how this influenced his later works such as Paper Houses.