BD. Edmund Blunden
73. [Blunden]. ‘The New Japan’. Review of Popcorn on the Ginza, by L. Crockett. TLS, 6 January 1950, p. 11.
Among the problems Blunden finds with Crockett and
‘other genial notebook-fillers in Japan’ is that they ‘seem
hardly aware [either] of the antiquity of their undertaking’ or
of previous English-language studies of the country, for ‘that such
men as . . . [Basil Hall] Chamberlain [see D5]
and . . . Nitobe [Inazô, see A22]
ever penned a line about things Japanese apparently escapes her’.