BJ. William Plomer: Primary Materials
1. †‘An Afrikaner in Japan’. Natal Witness, 2 October, 6 November 1926; 12 February, 12 March, 19 March 1927.
Cited in Alexander (40).
Plomer was required to present journalist’s credentials before Mori
Katsue (see 7
and 10a) would agree to take him to Japan, and so Van der
Post hastily arranged with the editor of Natal Witness for
Plomer to be appointed ‘special correspondent to Japan and
the Far East’. These articles, described by Alexander as ‘pedestrian’,
recount the journey aboard the Canada Maru
and Plomer’s impressions during his initial five months in the country.