- The Toils of Kōri Torahiko (1890-1924): A Very Brief Life
- David Lean (1908-1991)
- Nishiwaki Junzaburō, 1894-1982: A Self-made Englishman
- Yone Noguchi (1875-1947)
- Sessue Hayakawa (1886-1973): International Film Star
- Shimamura Hōgetsu (1871-1918): Pioneer of Shingeki (Western-style Theatre) in Japan
- Yoshida Ken'ichi (1912-77), Anglophile Novelist, Essayist, Literary Critic, Translator and Man of Letters
In his brief life and literary career Kōri Torahiko (1890-1924) had many dealings with Britain and its literary scene. This portrait charts his interactions as a Japanese writer with the culture of Britain and its literature.
This essay details David Lean's interactions with Japan as a filmmaker through his two film projects The Wind Cannot Read and The Bridge on the River Kwai.
This essay provides an account of how Nishiwaki Junzaburō's (1894-1982) poems and writings on modernist and surrealist poetry transformed the poetic landscape in Japan.
Yone Noguchi (1875-1947) was the first Japanese-born writer to publish poetry in English, and had links with many famous English literary figures. This portrait charts his poetic career including his visits to the USA and London.
Sessue Hayakawa (1886-1973) was the first Japanese native to meet with considerable success in the American and European film industries.
Following a period of study in Britain and Germany, Shimamura Hōgetsu (1871-1918) pioneered the introduction of Western drama and theatre (shingeki) to Japan. This essay details his srtuggles and successes.
Yoshida Ken'ichi, bunshi, writer, and essayist devoted his entire life to literature (1912-77). This essay details his interaction with English literature and culture and his writing career, both in Japan and Britain.