Newspapers (see also 'Journalists', 'Editors', 'Media')
- Charles Wirgman (1835-1891)
- Death of the Shōwa Emperor, 7 January 1989
- Ian Nish: Early Experiences in the British Commonwealth Occupation Force in Japan
- James Summers, 1828-91: Early Sinologist and Pioneer of Japanese Newspapers in London and English Literature in Japan
- John Russell Kennedy, 1861-1928: Spokesman for Japan and Media Entrepreneur
- W.G. Beasley: Extracts from Personal reminiscences of the early months of the Occupation: Yokosuka and Tokyo, September 1945-March 1946
- The Penetrating Eyes of British Journalists
- The 'Japan Chronicle' and its three editors: Robert Young, Morgan Young and Edwin Allington Kennard, 1891-1940
- The Start of a New Era: The Heisei Era
- The Japan Society: A Hundred Year History
Author: Clark, John
This chapter details the life of Charles Wirgman (1835-1891) and his journalistic career in Japan, including as correspondant for the Illustrated London News and the founding of his satirical review the Japan Punch in Yokohoma. Wirgman was a key observer of the opening of the country, having arrived in 1861.
Author: Powers, David, and Carolyn Whitehead
Carolyn Whitehead, wife of the British Ambassador, and David Powers, BBC correspondent in Japan at the time, recall the death of the Shōwa Emperor in 1989.
Author: Nish, Ian
Ian Nish, later Professor at SOAS, gives an account of his work in the Combined Services Detailed Interrogation Centre, where he translated contemporary newspapers, along with documents from during the war, and was later involved in the first post-war elections.
Author: Koyama Noburu
This portrait discusses James Summers' (1828-91) contributions to the teaching of English Literature in Japan, along with a discussion of his work in relation to the Taisei Shimbun - one of the first Japanese language newspapers published outside of Japan.
Author: O'Connor, Peter
This essay details the journalistic career and media entrepreneurialism within Japan of John Russell Kennedy.
Author: Beasley, William Gerard
William Gerard Beasley, subsequently a professor at SOAS, arrived in Japan in 1945 with the Americans. This chapter comprises extracts from a talk given on his experiences of the flurry of activity in the early occupation, particularly with regard to demilitarization and early post-war economics.
Author: Emery, Fred; Bill Emmott; Hessell Tiltman; William Horsley; David Powers; Ian de Stains; and Henry Scott Stokes
Prominent British journalists from the Guardian, The Times, the BBC and The Economist pick out the key themes from their time in Japan.
Author: O'Connor, Peter
This essay considers three editors of the Japan Chronicle, among them two of the most perceptive writers on Japan anywhere, covering the period from 1891 to 1940.
Author: Powers, David, and Whitehead, Carolyn
Carolyn Whitehead, wife of the British Ambassador, and David Powers, BBC correspondent in Japan at the time, continue their account of the death of the Shōwa Emperor in 1989, with the enthronement of Emperor Akihito.
Author: Cortazzi, Hugh
This volume was published on the occasion of the centenary of the Japan Society, and in this chapter Sir Hugh Cortazzi chronicles its hundred year history, from its founding at the 1891 Congress of Orientalists, via the two world wars and a number of royal visits, through to the 1991 Japan Festival and an assessment of the Society's then challenging state of affairs.