Physics (see also 'Science')
- Cargill Gilston Knott (1856-1922): Mathematician, Physicist and Seismologist
- James Alfred Ewing and His Circle of Pioneering Physicists in Meiji Japan
- Morita Akio (1921-99), Sony and Britain
- Professor W.E. Ayrton, 1847-1908: the 'Never-resting, Keen-eyed Chief'
- Two Scientists in Japan
Author: Kabrna, Paul
Cargill Knott (1856-1922) was among a number of foreign specialists invited to Japan by the Meiji Government. During his time in the country, he conducted extensive research in the field of seismology, undertaking a magnetic survey of Japan.
Author: Pedlar, Neil
James Alfred Ewing taught physics in Meiji Japan, and helped to inspire the country's first generation of modern physicists.
Author: Cortazzi, Hugh
Morita Akio (1921-99) was one of the main driving forces behind the Sony Corporation. This essay details his career, personality, and business philosophy, as well as his relationship with Britain.
Author: Ruxton, Ian
William Edward Ayrton (1847-1908) was a British physicist and electrical engineer of considerable verve and distinction, becoming the first professor of Electrical Engineering in Japan. This portrait details his highly successful career in Japan's educational institutions.
Author: Bradley, Clive, and Bill Williamson
Bill Williamson did two separate tours as Atomic Energy Attaché at the British Embassy. His account of working with the Japanese government in the commissioning of the first nuclear power stations in Japan is a reminder of an important and often over-looked facet of Anglo-Japan relations. Clive Bradley meanwhile was Counsellor for Science and Technology in the British Embassy in the 1980s where he was responsible for reporting on scientific and technological developments and for promoting British science and technology.