Shell Oil Company (see also 'Energy sector', 'Companies' etc)
- Appendix to Chapter 15: Shell in Japan
- British Businessmen in Japan: Some memories of the Shell Oil Company 1952-71
Author: Fakes, Neville
This chapter offers a brief survey of Japan's oil industry in the 19th century, giving context for its post-war development.
Author: Bates, Paul; Neville Fakes; and Michael Wingate
Royal Dutch Shell was one of the few 'British' companies (a majority of the company's expatriates were British) to train its staff in the Japanese language. Here Paul Bates, Neville Fakes and Michael Wingate recall their experiences with Shell from 1952 to '72, with a focus on the process of doing business in Japan at this time.