- Ernest Cyril Comfort: The Other British Aviation Mission and Mitsubishi 1921-24
- Fukuzawa Yukichi (1835-1901): The Finances of a Japanese Modernizer
- Japanese Businessmen in the UK
- Josiah Conder (1852-1920) and Meiji Architecture
- Mitsubishi Electric's Manufacturing Investments in Scotland
- Peter Parker: Global Advisor to Mitsubishi Electric
- Sir Peter Parker (1924-2002) and Japan
Author: Hoare, James Edward
Ernest Cyril Comfort played a significant role in the post First World War Civil Aviation Mission to Japan. This essay provides an account of the mission and Comfort's role in aiding Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Author: Tamaki Norio
A writer, journalist and businessman, Fukuzawa Yukichi (1835-1901) made a significant contribution to Meiji Japan, and a personal fortune in the process.
Author: Oba, Sadao
This essay gives an overview to some of the prominent businessmen who spent significant parts of their careers in Britain.
Author: Finn, Dallas
This chapter details the life of Josiah Conder (1852-1920) and his teaching of western-style architecture in Hery Dyer's new Engineering College in Tokyo as part of the Meiji regime's efforts towards modernisation. Conder inspired Japan's first generation of western-style architects, and proved to be immensely popular with the Japanese authorities, although they resisted his attempts at Japanese influences in his work.
Author: Noguchi, Yoshio
Mitsubishi Electric set up various factories in Scotland in the late 20th century. Written by the person largely responsible for these investments, this chapter provides an interesting angle on the motivations of Japanese electronics firms investing in the UK.
Author: Parker, Peter
The importance of attracting capital investment to Britain was increasingly recognised by British governments from the 1970s onwards. Businessman Peter Parker became closely involved with Japanese investment in Britain. Here he recounts his later experiences with Japan and considers the future.
Author: Cortazzi, Hugh
Businessman Sir Peter Parker (1924-2002) made an outstanding contribution to Anglo-Japanese relations in the final decades of the twentieth century. This essay offers an account and analysis of his career and impact in relation to Japan.