- Captain Broughton, HMS Providence (and her tender) and Japan 1794-98
- Cargill Gilston Knott (1856-1922): Mathematician, Physicist and Seismologist
- James Alfred Ewing and His Circle of Pioneering Physicists in Meiji Japan
- John Sargent: Respected Geographer of Japan
- Mountain High and Valley Low: Walter Weston (1861-1940) and Japan
- Thomas Wright Blakiston (1832-91)
Author: Hoare, James Edward
This portrait details the sailing and surveying exports of Captain William Broughton in the Pacific and North East Asia.
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.
John Sargent continues to be regarded as the foremost British geographer of Japan. This essay details his career and contributions to the field.
Author: Ion, Hamish
This chapter covers the life of Walter Weston (1861-1940) an Anglican clergyman who is also responsible for pioneering mountain climbing as a popular leisure sport in Japan.
Author: Cortazzi, Hugh
Thomas Wright Blakiston (1832-91), explorer, engineer and ornithologist, is best known for his discovery of 'Blackiston's Line' a zoogeographical boundary along the Tsugaru Strait.