Shipbuilding (see also 'Shipping', 'Navy' etc)
- Armstrong's, Vickers and Japan
- Henry Dyer at the Imperial College of Engineering Tokyo, and afterwards in Glasgow
- Japanese Businessmen in the UK
- John Mathews James (1835-1908)
- Katō Hiroharu (1870-1939) and Japan's Last Foreign-built Cruiser
- Matsukata Kōjirō (1865-1950)
- Sir Edward Reed (1830-1906): Naval Architect
- The Douglas Mission (1873-79) and Meiji Naval Education
- The Nippon Yūsen Kaisha (NYK): Two important British managers Albert Brown and Thomas James
- 'Working at their Profession': Japanese Engineers in Britain before 1914
- Yamao Yōzō (1837-1917): A Pioneer of Meiji Education
Author: Conte-Helm, Marie
This portrait considers the history of Britain's shipbuilding links with Japan through the firms Armstrong's and Vickers.
Author: Checkland, Olive
This essay considers the important contribution of Henry Dyer to the success of the nascent engineering profession in Japan and to the modernization of the Japanese education system.
Author: Oba, Sadao
This essay gives an overview to some of the prominent businessmen who spent significant parts of their careers in Britain.
Author: Dobson, Sebastian
This portrait outlines John Mathews James' (1838-1908) involvement in the modernisation of the Japanese Navy, along with his impact on the toponymy of Tokyo.
Author: Nish, Ian
Although in his early years Admiral Katō Hiroharu (1870-1939) admired Britain, in his later career he understandably placed Japan's naval interests ahead of any residual affection for the country. This essay considers the early part of his career, during which he played a significant role in Anglo-Japanese naval cooperation.
Author: Horner, Libby
Matsukata Kōjirō (1865-1950) was a successful and innovative industrialist, but this portrait details his time in London, his career as an art collector and the establishment of the first museum of Western art in Japan.
Author: Cortazzi, Hugh
Sir Edward James Reed (1830-1906) was a leading naval architect who built ships for the Japanese Imperial Navy in the Meiji period and became an advocate for treaty revision, clashing with Sir Harry Parkes. This essay details his illustrious but flawed career and role in Anglo-Japanese relations.
Author: Gow, Ian
This portrait considers the significance of the second British Naval Mission, the Douglas Mission (1873-79) in laying the foundations of basic naval officer training in Meiji Japan and modernising their navy.
Author: Takeno Hiroyuki
This essay considers two important managers of the Nippon Yūsen Kaisha, and how they devoted their lives to developing Japanese nautical facilities and education for the merchant marine and navy.
Author: Checkland, Olive
In an effort to raise the status of Japan to that of a major world power, many engineers were sent from Meiji Japan to work and study in Britain. This portrait charts the challenges and opportunities afforded by this endeavour and the resultant exchange between Japan and Britain.
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.