Philosophy & philosophers (see also 'Writers', 'Scholars')
- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) and Japan
- Dr Thomas Baty, 1869-1954: Legal Adviser to the Japanese Foreign Ministry, 1916-41
- Freda Utley, 1899-1978: Crusader for Truth, Freedom and Justice
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) on Japan, 1934
- Hasegawa Nyozekan, 1875-1969: Journalist and Philosopher
- Marumaya Masao (1914-96) and Britain: An Intellectual in Search of Liberal Democracy
- Mori Arinori 1847-89: From Diplomat to Statesman [London, 1880-84]
- Mori Arinori, 1847-89: from Diplomat to Statesman
- Nakamura Masanao (Keiu), 1832-91: translator into Japanese of Samuel Smiles' Self-Help
- Yoshio Markino, 1869-1956
Author: Miura Toshihiko
Bertrand Russell had a brief but complicated relationship with Japan. This account provides a chronology of his visit as well as the Japanese reaction to his ideas and character.
Author: Gornall, Martin
This portrait considers the complex figure of contradictions and extremes that is Dr Thomas Baty (1869-1954), the legal adviser to the Japanese Foreign Ministry from 1916-41.
Author: Farnie, Douglas
This portrait covers the life and intellectual career of Freda Utley, aetheist, idealist, and writer, particularly as it related to Japan as an emerging power.
Author: Dukore, Bernard F.
This essay presents an article by Shaw about his time in Japan, reproduced with permission by the George Bernard Shaw Estate, as well as a brief biographical chronology in order to put the article in perspective. Originally published in Asian Affairs Vol. XIX Part I February 1988.
Author: Hotta-Lister, Ayako
Even though journalist Hasegawa Nyozekan's (1875-1969) periods of residence in Britain were short, he wrote about them extensively in the popular press. This essay details his life, and journalistic and philosophical career.
Author: Kersten, Rikki
This essay explores their relationship between Richard Storry - one of Britain's leading historians of Japan - and leading Japanese intellectual Marumaya Masao (1914-96), both of whom pioneered analysis of the Pacific War's implications for Japan.
Author: Nish, Ian
This portrait charts the political career of Mori Arinori (1847-1889), a Meiji statesman whose time in Britain played a significant role in his move from liberalism to conservatism.
Author: Cobbing, Andrew
This portrait charts the political career of Mori Arinori (1847-89), a Meiji statesman whose time in Britain played a significant role in his move from liberalism to conservatism.
Author: Ohta Akiko
This portrait details the significance of Nakamura Masanao's (1832-91) encounter with Victorian Britain and his subsequent translation into Japanese of Samuel Smiles' Self Help.
Author: Blacker, Carmen
Yoshio Markino (1869-1956), artist, philosopher, writer and anglophile, lived in London for most of his life.