- Anthony Powell Visits Japan
- Anthony Thwaite in Tokyo
- Benjamin Britten Visits Japan
- The British Council Follows Through: Memories of Two British Council Representatives
- Britain at Expo'70 in Osaka
- Harry Guest in Japan
- The Royal Ballet Visits Japan
- Sir John Whitehead (1932-2013): Ambassador to Japan, 1987-1992
- Three British Consuls in Manchuria 1931-1932: Esler Dening, Robert Scott and George Moss
- Cultural Relations Resumed: Visiting British Poets and Writers in Post-war Japan
- Yoshida Ken'ichi meets Honor Tracy, Lees Mayall and Anthony Powell
Author: Powell, Anthony
The great novelist Anthony Powell visited Japan with the British Council in 1964 and gave a brief account of his visit in his autobiography.
Author: Thwaite, Anthony
In addition to the writers mentioned in Chapter 4, 'Cultural Relations Resumed', who lectured and taught in Japanese universities, Anthony Thwaite worked in Japan from 1953 to 1957, and wrote about his experiences in Tokyo during this period.
Author: Cortazzi, Hugh
As air services developed and Japan become more accessible, the number of visitors from Britain increased. One of these early visitors was composer Benjamin Britten.
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: Connors, Lesley; Lydia Gomersall; Janet Hunter; Peter Martin; and Anne Kaneko
Expo '70 was the first world's fair held in Japan, and was given the theme 'Progress and Harmony for Mankind'. Here three helpers from the British Pavilion and Peter Martin of the British Council recreate the atmosphere of the event.
Author: Guest, Harry
Poet Harry Guest was in Japan from 1966 to 1972, and recalls his experiences.
Author: King, Francis, and Mayall, Lees
The Royal Ballet and top ballet dancers from Britain have been frequent visitors to Japan since the late 1950s.
Author: Cortazzi, Hugh
Sir John Whitehead acted as British ambassador in Japan from 1987 to 1992. Whitehead played an important part in deepening UK-Japan economic ties by actively promoting trade and investment between the two nations.
Author: Nish, Ian
Esler Denning, Robert Scott and George Moss, were three of the Britain’s ‘China consuls’ posted in Manchuria in the early 1930s. Though their actions, they all played a role in attempting to balance British, Chinese and Japanese interests in the region.
Author: Blunden, Edmund; Reg Close; Dennis Enright; George Fraser; Francis King; and E.W.F. Tomlin
In 1947 Vere Redman reinstated the policy of attaching a prominent writer as teacher of English to the mission in Japan, to be 'placed at the disposal of Japanese Universities'. Edmund Blunden, George Fraser and D.J. Enright all held this post, and this chapter records their thoughts on Japan, along with those of a number of prominent figures with the British Council in Japan, Reg Close, Francis King, Leslie Phillips, Ronald Bottrall, E.W.F.Tomlin.
Author: Mayall, Lees; Powell, Anthony; and Tracy, Honor
Yoshida Ken'ichi was a literary critic, author and scholar of English literature. This chapter gives an account of his meetings with Honor Tracy, Lees Mayall and Anthony Powell.