Entrepreneurs (see also 'Businessmen', 'manufacturing', 'Companies' etc)
- Arthur Hesketh Groom (1846-1918): Emblematic Edwardian, Complusive Clubman, Accidental Ancestor
- Charles Holme (1848-1923), Founder of The Studio and Connoisseur of Japanese Art
- 'Competitors with the English sporting men.' Civilization, Enlightenment and Horse Racing: Anglo-Japanese Relations, 1860-2010
- Fukuzawa Yukichi (1835-1901): The Finances of a Japanese Modernizer
- Honda Sōichirō (1906-1991) and Honda Motors in Britain
- Isaac Bunting (1850-1936): From Essex to Japan and Japanese Lily Bulbs
- Matsukata Kōjirō (1865-1950)
- The 'Japan Chronicle' and its three editors: Robert Young, Morgan Young and Edwin Allington Kennard, 1891-1940
- Thomas Wright Blakiston (1832-91)
- Toyota and Britain
- William Keswick, 1835-1912: Jardine's Pioneer in Japan
- 'Working at their Profession': Japanese Engineers in Britain before 1914
Author: Lockyer, Angus
Arthur Groom (1846-1918) is widely consdiered the father of Japanese golf, and this portrait examines his arguably accidental part in the development of modern Japan during the Meiji period.
Author: Huberman, Toni
This essay offer an account of Charles Holme's (1848-1923) career as an art collecter and connoisseur of Japanese art, as well as his founding of The Studio - the first international arts magazine.
Author: Buckley, Roger
The British connection was critical to the development of Western-style horse racing in Japan from the 1860s onwards; what began as little more than an amateurish diversion for the expatriate communities of the treaty ports has evolved into a vast multi-billion Yen enterprise.
Author: Tamaki Norio
A writer, journalist and businessman, Fukuzawa Yukichi (1835-1901) made a significant contribution to Meiji Japan, and a personal fortune in the process.
Author: Cortazzi, Hugh
This essay provides an account of Honda Sōichirō's (1906-1991) life, personality, and business relationship with Britain.
Author: James, Prue
This essay details Isaac Bunting's (1850-1936) trade in lily bulbs in Japan, the growth and decline of the business, and the work and character of Bunting himself.
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: O'Connor, Peter
This essay considers three editors of the Japan Chronicle, among them two of the most perceptive writers on Japan anywhere, covering the period from 1891 to 1940.
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.
Author: Toyoda Shōichirō
Toyoda Shōichirō offers his memoir of the Toyota Motor Company's establishment, growth, and subsequent association with Britain.
Author: Hoare, James Edward
This portrait details William Keswick's (1835-1912) impact upon trade between Britain and Japan as part of his long involvement in East Asian trade from the mid 19th to early 20th century.
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.