Charities and Charitable Work (see also 'Philanthropy')
- Chino Yoshitoki (1923-2004) and the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
- Eikichi Itoh (1911-2012) and Rosa Hideko Itoh (1921-2005)
- Freemasonry in Japan
- Japanese Businessmen in the UK
- Kazuko Asō DBE (Hon) (1915-96)
- Kenneth Gardner (1924-95): Librarian and Bibliographer
- Koizumi Gunji, 1885-1965: Judo Master
- Lionel Berners Cholmondeley: A Chaplain in Tokyo, 1887-1921
- Mary Helena Cornwall Legh (1857-1941)
- British Businessmen in Japan: Some Service Sectors
- Sir Julian Ridsdale (1915-2004)
- Sir Peter Parker (1924-2002) and Japan
- Sister Ethel McCaul R.R.C. (1867-1931) and the Japanese Red Cross
- The Japan Society: A Hundred Year History
- Through Blue Eyes: Sir Merton (1835-1921) and Lady Russell-Cotes (1835-1920) and their Passion for Japan
- Two Piggotts: Sir Francis Taylor Piggott (1852-1925) and Major General F.S.G. Piggott (1883- 1966)
- Yamamoto Yao (1875-1955) and Japanese Nursing
- Yamao Yōzō (1837-1917): A Pioneer of Meiji Education
- Yoshimoto Tadasu, 1878-1973: 'Father of the Blind in Japan'
Author: Clegg, Nick
This essay offers an account and analysis of the career of one of the most charismatic and forwardthinking leaders in the Japanese Securities Industry, Chino Yoshitoki's (1923-2004), along with his work with the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation.
Author: Itoh Keiko
Eikichi and Rosa Itoh carved out a niche in Anglo-Japanese relations that spanned the twentieth century. This portrait details their career and dealings with Britain.
Author: Chakmakjian, Pauline
This essay considers the history of freemasonry in Japan - its introduction and issues of compatibility with Japanese religious beliefs.
Author: Oba, Sadao
This essay gives an overview to some of the prominent businessmen who spent significant parts of their careers in Britain.
Author: Purvis, Phillida
This portrait charts the life of Kazuko Aso throughout the turbulent twentieth century, in particular her time in Britain where she developed a real love and affection for the country.
Author: Brown, Yu-Ying
Kenneth Gardner (1924-95) held senior posts in the British Museum and British Library, and was instrumental in these posts in promoting Japanese culture and Anglo-Japanese relations. This essay charts his career and significance within his field and beyond, including his war service as part of Translators V.
Author: Bowen, Richard
Koizumi Gunji (1885-1965) played an important role in the spread and practise of judo in Britain. This essay details his long journey across the world to America, and then back to Britain as well as his importance as a practitioner of judo.
Author: Ion, Hamish
This portrait considers the missionary efforts and chaplaincy of Lionel Berners Cholmondeley (1887-1921) throughout Japan, and his close links with the private world of British diplomats in Tokyo as Chaplian for the British legation.
Author: Nakamura Shigeru
This portrait traces the missionary career of Mary Legh (1857-1941), who came to Japan at the age of fifty to aid sufferers of leprosy.
Author: Large, Dick; Graham McCallum; Martyn Naylor; Ann Wilkinson; and David Wilkinson
One of the key service sectors for Britain in Japan was the airline industry, and until the late 1980s the main British company involved was British Airways. Here David Wilkinson, BA's manager in Japan from 1978 to '87 gives an account of his experience there, along with his wife, Ann Wilkinson's reflections. Following this, Martin Naylor recalls the important role played by the Japan British Society in the 1960s and '70s. During a forty-year career in Japan, Dick Large worked for John Swire & Sons (during which time he precided over Swire Japan's international shipping operations), Cathay Pacific and BA. Here he reflects on this period.
Author: Barr, Dugald
This essay provides an account of Julian Ridsdale's (1915-2004) interest in Japan and politics, and how these two came together in his long service to Anglo-Japanese Parliamentary relations.
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.
Author: Daniels, Gordon
Sister Ethel McCaul was one of only two specialist nurses to accompany surgeon Frederick Treves to the South African War. Following this experience she became an articulate critic of military medical reform, and saw Japanese systems as a blueprint for change. Experience as a nurse in Meiji era Japan allowed her to reveal aspects of the Japanese system that were in advance of Imperial Britain, and this portrait charts her role in advocating links with Edwardian Britain and Meiji era Japan.
Author: Cortazzi, Hugh
This volume was published on the occasion of the centenary of the Japan Society, and in this chapter Sir Hugh Cortazzi chronicles its hundred year history, from its founding at the 1891 Congress of Orientalists, via the two world wars and a number of royal visits, through to the 1991 Japan Festival and an assessment of the Society's then challenging state of affairs.
Author: Garner, Shaun
Sir Merton (1835-1921) and Lady Russell-Cotes (1835-1920) were passionate about Japan, bringing over a hundred cases of souvenirs back to England following their first visit to the country. This essay details their passion as it manifested itself in collecting Japanese objects and promoting Japanese culture.
Author: Blacker, Carmen
In this chapter, the lives of Sir Francis Taylor Piggott (1852-1925) and his son F.S.G. Piggott (1883-1966) are detailed in their relation to Japan and involvement with the Japan Society of London. Sir Francis was one of the founders of the Society, and his son was the guiding energy behind its post-war revival.
Author: Daniels, Gordon
In the field of military nursing, by the first years of the twentieth century Japan had overtaken Britain. This essay suggests that the career of pioneer nurse Yamamoto Yao (1875-1955) illustrates Japanese achievements, and details the significant role of the Japanese Red Cross in Anglo-Japanese relations during the First World War.
Author: Cobbing, Andrew
This biography offers an account of the life of Yamao Yōzō (1937-1917), one of the Chōshū Five and a pioneer of engineering and education in the Meiji period.
Author: Koyama Noboru
This portrait considers the unique and outstanding contribution of businessman Yoshimoto Tadasu (1878-1973) to the welfare of the blind in Japan