Economists (also see 'Economics' and 'Banking')
- Chino Yoshitoki (1923-2004) and the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
- Experiences of Some British Merchant Bankers in Japan
- Japanese Birthday: Taishō II, G.C. Allen (1900-1982) and Japan
- Lord (Eric) Roll of Ipsden (1907-2005), S.G. Warburg and Shirasu Jirō
- Michio Morishima (1923-2004): An Economist Made in Japan
- Nitobe Inazō in London
- Norman Macrae (1921-2010): Pioneering Journalist of The Economist on Japanese Affairs
- Ōtsuka Hisao (1907-1996)
- The Penetrating Eyes of British Journalists
- Sir George Sansom (1883-1965): Historian and Diplomat
- Sir George Sansom: Pre-eminent Diplomat and Historian
- Investment Management and Broking: The Experiences of Two Old Hands
- Banking and Financial Services: A View from the Bank of England and Treasury
Author: Clegg, Nick
This essay offers an account and analysis of the career of one of the most charismatic and forwardthinking leaders in the Japanese Securities Industry, Chino Yoshitoki's (1923-2004), along with his work with the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation.
Author: Naish, John; Christopher Purvis; Edmund de Rothschild; and Hugh Trenchard
Key figures from the British merchant banking community in Japan reflect on the experience of doing business there, and on the changing market from the 1950s to '80s.
Author: Metzger-Court, Sarah
A consideration of George Allen's (1900-1982) career as an economist and lecturer in Japan.
Author: Gordon, Martin
Across Lord Eric Roll's (1907-2005) work as economist, investment banker and civil servant lie dealings with Japan. This essay provides an account and analysis of those dealings.
Author: Hunter, Janet
Michio Morishima (1923-2004) was one of Japan's few internationally renowned economists in the second half of the twentieth century. This portrait details his life and career both in and oustide of Japan, which he left due to dissatisfaction with the academic establishment.
Author: Nish, Ian
Nitobe Inazō (1862-1933) was Japan's first international civil servant at the League of Nations. This essay deals with Nitobe’s experiences in the secretariat of the League during its early days in London.
Author: Emmott, Bill, and Adrian Woolridge
The essay details the respect and attention Norman Macrae (1921-2010) was given by Japanese economists and politicians for his remarkable insights into the Japanese economy as deputy editor of the Economist, even though he spoke no Japanese and had never lived in Japan.
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: 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: Daniels, Gordon
This profile considers equally Sir George Sansom's (1883-1965) career as a diplomat, in which he pioneered the serious study of the Japanese economy, and historian.
Author: Daniels, Gordon
This profile considers equally Sir George Sansom's (1883-1965) career as a diplomat, scholar and historian.
Author: Barr, Dugald, and Eric Elstob
Eric Elstob looks back on over thirty years in Japan in a career that started with the Foreign and Colonial Investment Trust. Meanwhile, Dugald Barr was recruited in 1969 by Vickers, da Costa, a company that was among the first to invest in the Tokyo market, to conduct research and open their Japan office, the first of a London broker in Japan. With Haruko Fukuda, he built up the largest business of any foreign broker in Japan. Here he racalls his experiences.
Author: Elston, Chris, and Geoffrey Littler
Before the 1970s there seemed to be little scope for British financial services in the closed Japanese market. Japanese membership of the OECD, however, forced gradual changes, along with internal pressure from Japanese companies wanting access to foreign loans. Here Chris Elston, who joined the British Embassy as Financial Counsellor in 1979 recalls his time as Bank of England representative in Japan, and reflects on both the state of Japan's banking system and general accounting practices in the years leading up to the crisis. Meanwhile, Geoffrey Little of HM Treasury gives an account of negotiations to ensure that Britain kept pace with American financial institutions in Japan.