- Alps Electric (UK) Limited and the Birth of Two Trees Photonics Limited
- Charles Sale (1868-1943) and George Sale (1896-1976):Business and Politics in Anglo-Japanese Relations
- Christopher W. McDonald (1931-2011): A Life in Japan
- Chugai Pharmaceutical in the United Kingdom
- Edgar Abbott (1849-1890) Athlete and Brewer
- English Lawyers and Japan from the 1960s to the Present Day
- Mitsubishi Electric's Manufacturing Investments in Scotland
- NSK at Peterlee: A Successful Japanese Manufacturing Investment in the UK
- Selling British Electronics to Japan: Part 1 : Selling to Japanese Manufacturers Investing in Britain
- Selling British Electronics to Japan: Part 2 : Selling to Japanese Companies in Japan
- Sharp Corporation's UK Research Investment: Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd
- Shijuro Ogata (1927-2014): Internationalist Japanese Banker
- The British Chamber of Commerce (Japan), 1948- 2015
- The British Pavilion at Aichi Expo 2005
- Wool in Japan: A very British Story
Author: Woodland, Peter
This chapter is about the development of the company Alps Electric (UK), which was the European manufacturing arm of Alps Electric Co. Ltd, Japan. Right after closure in 2009, Alps Electric (UK) passed on the development of new technologies to Two Trees Photonics Limited, co-founded by two former employees of Alps UK.
Author: Best, Antony
This chapter details Charles Sale’s success as a British businessman in Japan, as well as the efforts he and his son George made to promote Anglo-Japanese relations in the UK.
Author: Nakajima, Yuuichiro
After arriving in 1950, Christopher W. McDonald spent nearly sixty-two years living in Japan, witnessing at first hand the nation’s transformation after the devastation of the Second World War.
Author: Edelshain, Martin
Chugai Pharmaceutical has growth in the European market through its investment in UK subsidiaries. The chapter also covers Chugai’s subsequent support for the promotion of Anglo-Japanese relations.
Author: Galbraith, Mike
Chapter 7 looks at the life and dealings of Edgar Abbot, a prestigious sportsman, brewer and businessman who came to Japan and opened Japan Brewery Co., creating Japans first joint stock Company. On top of this he also was the initiator of a vast number of different sports clubs in Yokohama.
Author: Grundy, Tony
This article, which talks about the role of English lawyers on the Japanese legal systems from the 1960s, analyses in depth three areas: the development of international finance and security work in Japan, the English contribution to deregulation of legal services and the practices developed by London headquartered law firms which set up offices in Tokyo from 1987.
Author: Noguchi, Yoshio
Mitsubishi Electric set up various factories in Scotland in the late 20th century. Written by the person largely responsible for these investments, this chapter provides an interesting angle on the motivations of Japanese electronics firms investing in the UK.
Author: NSK Staff Members
Chapter 37 addresses the plant that NSK opened in Peterlee, County Durham, in 1976. It covers the difficulties the firm faced, as well as the significance of this investment.
Author: Cohen, Ivor
Part I: This essay shows the process of adaptation of Japanese television companies to invest and sell in the UK during the 70s and 80s.
Author: Bacon, Peter
Part II: The second section looks at the other side of the coin of UK-Japan components manufacturing and trade. This time British manufacturers had to adapt to Japanese companies’ needs. The process then led to the creation of a business joint venture.
Author: Bradley, Clive
This chapter focuses on Sharp Corporation. The investment in Sharp Laboratories is just one example of the rapidly developing economic ties between the UK and Japan in the late 1980s and the 1990s.
Author: Cortazzi, Hugh
Shijuro Ogata (1927-2014) was an internationalist Japanese banker who started working for the Bank of Japan in 1950. He has been credited with the opening up of the Bank of Japan to Western media, in particular British ones. Moreover, he has been very active in the UK through the Japan-British Society and the Wakatakekai (Young Bamboos Society).
Author: Stains, de Ian
Chapter 44 traces the evolution of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan from post-Second World War (1948) until 2015. The Chamber quickly became a major forum for British and Japanese companies and its work has been supported by all British ambassadors throughout the years.
Author: Madden, Paul
The focus of this chapter is the preparation and then the result of the British Pavilion at the Aichi Expo in 2005. Although the task was not easy, the established steering group composed by public and private sector contributors successfully delivered a pavilion which lived up to the high expectations.
Author: Ackroyd, R. Peter
The chapter illustrates the evolution of wool in Japan from the pre-second World War period until 2015. The analysis concerns changing design and commercial trends in Japan.