Festivals (see also 'Exhibitions')
- The British Council Follows Through: Memories of Two British Council Representatives
- British Export Efforts: Personal Reflections of a British Trade Official
- Britain at Expo'70 in Osaka
- Hugh Casson Visits Japan
- The Japan-British Exhibition of 1910: The Japanese Organizers
- P.G. O'Neill (1924-2012)
- Sir Peter Parker (1924-2002) and Japan
- The Japan Festival in Britain 1991
- The Japan Society: A Hundred Year History
- The British Part in the Tokyo Olympic Games 1964
Author: Barrett, Michael; Joan Martin; and Peter Martin
Prominent representatives of the British Council in Japan reflect on their experiences, which included writing books on Japanese food, entertaining visiting politicians and celebreties, organising festivals and promoting education and culture. Particular attention is given to difficulties encountered with the English language teaching system.
Author: Thorne, Ben
Ben Thorne was closely involved in efforts to persuade British exporters to look at opportunities in Japan, organised the 1969 British Week in Tokyo, and then formed the Tokyo Export Marketing Centre in 1973. Here he reflects on UK-Japan Commercial relations from 1968 to '79.
Author: Connors, Lesley; Lydia Gomersall; Janet Hunter; Peter Martin; and Anne Kaneko
Expo '70 was the first world's fair held in Japan, and was given the theme 'Progress and Harmony for Mankind'. Here three helpers from the British Pavilion and Peter Martin of the British Council recreate the atmosphere of the event.
Author: Casson, Hugh, and Hugh Cortazzi
Artist Hugh Casson visited Japan in 1981 for the 'Great Japan Exhibition' of Edo period art. During his time there he made a number of sketches, later published as part of the 1991 Japan Festival in Britain.
Author: Hotta-Lister, Ayako
This portrait assesses the success of the Japan-British Exhibition of 1910 from the perspective of the Japanese organizers.
Author: Purvis, Phillida
This portrait details the scholarly career of P.G. O'Neill (1924-2012), his study of the Japanese language, Japanese festivals and Nō theatre.
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: Campbell-White, Martin
The 1991 Japan Festival was a major celebration of Japanese culture across the UK, and marked the centenary of the Japan Society. The festival is covered in detail elsewhere, but this chapter records the efforts of Martin Campbell-White to involve both the Takarazuka Revue and sumo.
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: Ellingworth, Dick, and Francis Rundall
Dick Ellingworth, First Secretary and Olympic Attaché at the Embassy from 1963 recalls the state of Japan at this time, and the Embassy's role in the Tokyo Olympics.