- Edward Heath (1916-2005) and Japan: The First Visit of a British Prime Minister to Japan in 1972
- Lord Granville (1815-1891): A Pragmatist at the Foreign Office
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: Cobbing, Andrew
Lord Granville's (1815-1891) career in the Foreign Office brough him into close contact with Japan, although he never visited the country himself. He was in office during some key episodes in Japan's attempts to revise the Unequal, or Ansei, Treaties.