Philanthropy and philanthropists (see also 'Charities')
- Chino Yoshitoki (1923-2004) and the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
- Japanese Businessmen in the UK
- Kazuko Asō DBE (Hon) (1915-96)
- Morita Akio (1921-99), Sony and Britain
- Sir Peter Parker (1924-2002) and Japan
- Through Blue Eyes: Sir Merton (1835-1921) and Lady Russell-Cotes (1835-1920) and their Passion for Japan
- William B. Sutherland (d. 1945)
- Yamanaka Sadajirō (1866-1936)
- 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: 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: Cortazzi, Hugh
Morita Akio (1921-99) was one of the main driving forces behind the Sony Corporation. This essay details his career, personality, and business philosophy, as well as his relationship with Britain.
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: 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: Bincsik, Monika
This essay analyses and details the significance and extent of the Sutherland collection of Japanese lacquer art.
Author: Monden, Sonoko
Although Yamanaka and Company, run by Yamanaka Sadajirō (1866-1936), was only active in London for half a century, it served as a bridge between Japan and British communities, and contributed to the collecting and study of Japanese art in Britan.
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