Automotive industry (see also 'Manufacturing')
- Albert James Penniall: Pioneer of the Japanese Motor Vehicle Industry
- How Some Politicians Saw Post-war Japan
- Honda Sōichirō (1906-1991) and Honda Motors in Britain
- Japanese Businessmen in the UK
- Nissan and the British Motor Vehicle Industry (Prior to the Nissan Investment in the UK in 1984)
- Nissan Investment in Britain: History of a Negotiation 1980-84
- British Businessmen in Japan: Developing Trade Relations
- Ron Duckenfield (1917-2010)
- The Anglo-Japanese Commercial Treaty of 1962: A British Perspective
- Toyota and Britain
Author: Madeley, Christopher
Taking Albert Penniall's diary from his two years in Japan this portrait sheds light on what it was like to work for a Japanese firm in the 1920s and provides a picture of expatriate life in Japan at the time.
Author: Baker, Kenneth; Denis Healey; Julian Ridsdale; and Patrick Jenkin
Although few British politicians have had more than a cursory knowledge of Japan, large numbers of MPs have visited the country, and some have managed to achieve more than a passing acquaintance with it. The British Japan Parliamentary Group and the UK-Japan 2000 Group (later UK-Japan 21st Century Group) have been the driving force behind this. Here key figures from these organisations describe their dealings with Japan.
Author: Cortazzi, Hugh
This essay provides an account of Honda Sōichirō's (1906-1991) life, personality, and business relationship with Britain.
Author: Oba, Sadao
This essay gives an overview to some of the prominent businessmen who spent significant parts of their careers in Britain.
Author: Madeley, Christopher
Nissan has a long history of formal and informal relations with Britain, and this essay provides a history of these relations as well as their nature and establishment.
Author: Mountfield, Robin
This essay details the negotiations, subsequent investments, and business relationship between Nissan and Britain from 1980-84.
Author: Fraser, Duncan, and Lew Radbourne
Having first gone to Japan with the British Commonwealth Occupation Force, Lew Radbourne returned in 1949 as a junior expatriate with Dodwell and Company. Duncan Fraser first worked in Japan with Jardin Matheson and Company Limited and ended his service there as Direct of Royals Royce (Far East). Here both recall the early years of working and trading in Japan
Author: Hoashi Kōji
This portrait charts the career of Ron Duckenfield (1917-2010) throughout the Second World War, as a fighter pilot and as a prisoner-of-war under the Japanese, and subsequently as air attaché to the British Embassy in Tokyo.
Author: Gray, Robin
This essay recalls the circumstances in which the the Anglo-Japanese Commercial Treaty of 1962 was made and its implications for trade between the two countries.
Author: Toyoda Shōichirō
Toyoda Shōichirō offers his memoir of the Toyota Motor Company's establishment, growth, and subsequent association with Britain.