BD. Edmund Blunden
92. Foreword to Impressions of Japan and Other Essays, by G. S. Fraser. Tokyo: Asahi shimbunsha, 1952.
In April 1950 Fraser (Ap)
replaced Blunden as cultural attachè of the United Kingdom Liaison
Mission in Tokyo, but suffered a breakdown and had returned to England
by August 1951. Blunden’s foreword here, to the only collection
of Fraser’s writing about Japan, is reserved, focusing on Fraser’s
‘friendship and hospitality’ while he was in the country.