British Studies (see also 'Scholars')
- Baba Tatsui (1850-1888) and Victorian Britain
- The British Council Follows Through: Memories of Two British Council Representatives
- Edward Vivian Gatenby, CBE (1892-1955): Distinguished Teacher of English as a Foreign Language
- Harry Guest in Japan
- Honma Hisao (1886-1981): Expert on Oscar Wilde
- Ichikawa Sanki (1886-1970): Expert in English Philology and Literature
- John Haylock: Remembering Japan
- Ōtsuka Hisao (1907-1996)
- Roger Buckley: Teaching English in Japan
- Satiō Takeshi (1887-1982)
Author: Ballhatchet, Helen
This chapter details the life of Baba Tatsui (1850-1888) and his attempts to introduce Japan to western ideas of government, with particular focus on his time spent in Victorian Britain, where he developed a great understanding of the political system and was not entirely uncritical of Britain and its role in the world.
Author: Barrett, Michael; Joan Martin; and Peter Martin
Prominent representatives of the British Council in Japan reflect on their experiences, which included writing books on Japanese food, entertaining visiting politicians and celebreties, organising festivals and promoting education and culture. Particular attention is given to difficulties encountered with the English language teaching system.
Author: Snowden, Paul
Edward Vivian Getby's (1892-1955) was one of the central figures in the establishment of the field of English as a foreign language. This essay details the influence of Japan on his career, and looks at his contributions in relation to those of A.S. Hornby, with whom he worked on the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
Author: Guest, Harry
Poet Harry Guest was in Japan from 1966 to 1972, and recalls his experiences.
Author: Hirata Yoko
This essay charts the literary and translation efforts of Honma Hisao (1886-1981), particularly in regard to Oscar Wilde; how he looked outward at English literature, inward at Meiji era literature and then combined the two in the comparative study of world literature.
Author: Saito Yoshifumi
Grammarist Ichikawa Sanki (1886-1970) made a significant contribution to the development of English philology in Japan. This essay examines the interaction between Britain and Sanki throughout his scholarly career.
Author: Haylock, John
Novelist John Haylock first went to Japan in 1956 and again several times later, and recalls his experience.
Author: Saitō Eiri
Ōtsuka Hisao (1907-1996) was a pioneering scholar of Western economic and political history and a celebrated intellectual in post-war Japan.
Author: Buckley, Roger
Roger Buckley reflects on the difficulties of being a teacher in Japan both at a language school and a university.
Author: Yamanouchi Hisaaki
Saitō Takeshi (1887-1982) contributed significantly to the development of English Studies in Japan, as well as inspiring the field of 'British [Cultural] Studies', and this portrait outlines his impact on academia in Japan.