- Cricket in Late Edo and Meiji Japan
- Introduction of Football from Britain into Ninteenth-century Japan: Rugby Football and Soccer
- William Henry Smith (1838-1884) Prominent Public-spirited Figure in Early Yokohama History
In late Edo and throughout the Meiji period, British citizens in Japan gathered to play cricket. This essay provides an account of the matches played and personnel involved, as well as the wider attitudes towards the sport amongst Japanese.
This essay charts the playing of 'Rugby Football' in Japan, and the clubs established to manage the sport in the country.
William Henry Smith (1838-1884) was a Public-Spirited-Smith and a key figure in early Yokohama history. His life along with his initiatives was a great contribution to the development of this city. He was one of the greatest pioneers who helped create many of the prominent buildings and places that made Yokohama what it was for a long time.