- Charles Alfred Fisher (1916-1982)
- Hagihara Nobutoshi (1926-2001): Internationalist
- Kawakita Nagamasa (1903-1981) and Kawakita Kashiko (1908-1993): Film Ambassadors
- Sister Ethel McCaul R.R.C. (1867-1931) and the Japanese Red Cross
- Sir George Sansom: Pre-eminent Diplomat and Historian
- Sir George Sansom (1883-1965): Historian and Diplomat
- Yamamoto Yao (1875-1955) and Japanese Nursing
Charles Alfred Fisher (1916-82) was an ex-prisoner of war, who played a significant, if forgotten role, in the rise of Japanese Studies.
Hagihara Nobutoshi (1926-2001), writer, journalist, tv commentator and internationalist, has been for long time involved in activities in the UK. During his time in different foundations, he strongly supported British scholars and provided platforms for prominent British academics. This chapter tells his story.
Kawakita Nagamasa (1903-1981) and his wife Kawakita Kashiko (1908-1993) drove Anglo-Japanese cinematic exchange in the mid to late 20th century, ensuring that high-quality British and Japanese films found new audiences.
Sister Ethel McCaul was one of only two specialist nurses to accompany surgeon Frederick Treves to the South African War. Following this experience she became an articulate critic of military medical reform, and saw Japanese systems as a blueprint for change. Experience as a nurse in Meiji era Japan allowed her to reveal aspects of the Japanese system that were in advance of Imperial Britain, and this portrait charts her role in advocating links with Edwardian Britain and Meiji era Japan.
This profile considers equally Sir George Sansom's (1883-1965) career as a diplomat, scholar and historian.
This profile considers equally Sir George Sansom's (1883-1965) career as a diplomat, in which he pioneered the serious study of the Japanese economy, and historian.
In the field of military nursing, by the first years of the twentieth century Japan had overtaken Britain. This essay suggests that the career of pioneer nurse Yamamoto Yao (1875-1955) illustrates Japanese achievements, and details the significant role of the Japanese Red Cross in Anglo-Japanese relations during the First World War.