Agriculture and rural Japan
- Edmund Blunden: Occupied Japan
- Edward Divers (1837-1912) and Robert William Atkinson (1850-1929): Influential Teachers of Chemistry in Meiji Japan
- Edward Kinch (1848-1920): Professor of Agricultural Chemistry at Komaba Agricultural College in Meiji Japan
- J.W. Robertson-Scott and his Japanese Friends
- Joy Hendry: Fieldwork in Japan
- Kathleen Mary Drew Baker, British Botanist whose Studies Helped to Save the Japanese Nori Industry
- Sue Hudson: Memories of Life in Rural Japan, 1979-1983
Author: Blunden, Edmund
Edmund Blunden returned to Japan as cultural adviser to the United Kingdom Liaison Mission. Here he describes rural Japan.
Author: Kikuchi Yoshiyuki
Edward Divers (1837-1912) and Robert William Atkinson (1850-1929) were influential in the development of the field of chemistry in Meiji Japan. This essay details their respective contributions, along with their thoughts on Japan.
Author: Kumazawa Eriko
This portrait explores Edward Kinch's (1848-1920) contribution to the development of agricultural chemistry in Japan during the Meiji era, including the first analytical study of soil, fertilizer and crops in Japan. After leaving Japan, Kinch was influential in introducing a number of Japanese foods to the rest of the world.
Author: Nakami Mari
This essay details the scholarly and journalistic efforts of J.W. Robertson-Scott (1866-1962), who wrote on Japanese foreign affairs, rural communities and agriculture during the First World War.
Author: Hendry, Joy
Anthropologist Joy Hendry describes her time conducting fieldwork, studying family life in rural Japan.
Author: Baker, John R., and Biggs, Frances K.
The essay details the career of Botanist Kathleen Mary Drew Baker (1901-57), and how her studies helped to save the Japanese Nori industry.
Author: Hudson, Sue
Sue Hudson went to Japan before the JET scheme was set up to work in a school in Shizuoka. Here she recounts her experience as a young Western woman in rural Japan.