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- Arthur Morrison (1863-1945): Writer, Novelist and Connoisseur of Japanese Art
- Augustus Wollaston Franks (1826-97) and James Lord Bowes (1834-1899): Collecting Japan in Victorian England
- Charles Holme (1848-1923), Founder of The Studio and Connoisseur of Japanese Art
- Edward Heath (1916-2005) and Japan: The First Visit of a British Prime Minister to Japan in 1972
- Edward Kinch (1848-1920): Professor of Agricultural Chemistry at Komaba Agricultural College in Meiji Japan
- Frederick Cornes, 1837-1927: Founder and Senior Partner of Cornes and Company (1873-1911)
- John Samuel Swire (1825-98) and Japan, 1867-98
- Lasenby Liberty (1843-1917) and Japan
- Prime Minister Yoshida in London 1954: The First Visit to Britain by a Japanese Prime Minister
- Toyota and Britain
Author: Koyama Noboru
Although Arthur Morrison (1863-1945) was primarily a writer and novelist, his collection of Japanese art would go on to form one of the core collections of Japanese prints and paintings at the British Museum. This essay details his career as a writer and connoisseur of Japanese art.
Author: Rousmaniere, Nicole Coolidge
This essay compares and contrasts the parallel careers of two of the Victorian era's most influential collectors of Japanese art, Augustus Wollaston Franks (1826-97) and James Lord Bowes (1834-1899)
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: Cortazzi, Hugh
Edward Heath (1916-2005) was the first British Prime Minister to make an official visit to Japan. This essay details Heath's 1972 visit and its aftermath.
Author: Kumazawa Eriko
This portrait explores Edward Kinch's (1848-1920) contribution to the development of agricultural chemistry in Japan during the Meiji era, including the first analytical study of soil, fertilizer and crops in Japan. After leaving Japan, Kinch was influential in introducing a number of Japanese foods to the rest of the world.
Author: Davies, Peter N.
This essay charts the establishment, growth and successes in Japan of Cornes and Company through its founder, Frederick Cornes (1837-1927).
Author: Bleasdale, Charlotte
This essay charts the Japan career of John Samuel Swire (1825-98) ('the Father of Shipping Conferences') and the establishment, growth and success in Japan of the trading and shipping company Butterfield & Swire.
Author: Ashmore, Sonia
Lasenby Liberty (1843-1917) presided over his company at a time when Japanese luxury goods were hugely popular in Britain. This essay considers Liberty in relation to japonsime, as well as his visits to Japan to oversee business.
Author: Cortazzi, Hugh
Shortly before his resignation as Prime Minister in 1954 Yoshida Shigeru visited Britain. This essay examines the political controversy surrounding Yoshida's visit, as well as the visit itself and an assessment of its success.
Author: Toyoda Shōichirō
Toyoda Shōichirō offers his memoir of the Toyota Motor Company's establishment, growth, and subsequent association with Britain.