- Eikichi Itoh (1911-2012) and Rosa Hideko Itoh (1921-2005)
- Hisaakira Kanō (1886-1963): International Banker from a Daimyo Family
- British Contributions to Tennis in Japan
- The Yokohama Specie Bank in London
Eikichi and Rosa Itoh carved out a niche in Anglo-Japanese relations that spanned the twentieth century. This portrait details their career and dealings with Britain.
Hisaakira Kanō's (1886-1963) family rode the tide of a rapidly changing Japan, being open to Western ways and modern thinking, but responding in ways that were rooted in his traditional samurai background.
This essay puts the introduction of tennis to Japan in the context of British colonialism and Japanese modernisation.
The history of the Yokohama Specie Bank in London provides a useful window into Japan's pre-war efforts to establish herself as a first-rate modernized empire. This essay considers how the bank reflects Japan's bold strides into the financial centre of the world, London.