- Hugh Fulton Byas (1875-1945): 'The fairest and most temperate of foreign writers on Japan's political development' Between the Wars
- Timothy or Taid or Taig Conroy or O'Conroy, 1883-1935: 'The "Best Authority, East and West" on Anything concerning Japan'
- Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe (1865-1922): An Uncomfortable Visitor to Japan
- The 'Japan Chronicle' and its three editors: Robert Young, Morgan Young and Edwin Allington Kennard, 1891-1940
- John Russell Kennedy, 1861-1928: Spokesman for Japan and Media Entrepreneur
- Ernest Harold Pickering, M.P. (1881-1957): A Convinced but Unconvincing Apologist for Japan
This essay provides an account of the life and career of journalist Hugh Byas (1875-1945), in particular his writing on Japan's interbellum political development.
Timothy Conroy (1883-1935) had a high opinion of his knowledge pertaining to Imperial Japan, one which was not shared widely other than in Fleet Street. However, the publication of his book The Menace of Japan in 1933 coincided with the explosion of Japanese military activity in China, a fact that led considerable credibility to his writings.
This essay provides an account of how newspaper proprietor Alfred Harmsworth (1865-1922), who visited Japan on a number of occasions shaped British suspicions and fears over Japan's intentions in Asia.
This essay considers three editors of the Japan Chronicle, among them two of the most perceptive writers on Japan anywhere, covering the period from 1891 to 1940.
This essay details the journalistic career and media entrepreneurialism within Japan of John Russell Kennedy.
Chapter 10 focuses on Ernest Harold Pickering and his academic works, Pickering was a liberal democrat MP for Leicester West and was a professor at Tokyo University. Pickering wrote ‘Japan’s Place in the Modern World’; the intention was to ‘show the Western World something of the real nature of Japanese character’.