Energy sector (including oil. See also 'Companies')
- Appendix to Chapter 15: Shell in Japan
- Honda Sōichirō (1906-1991) and Honda Motors in Britain
- British Businessmen in Japan: Some memories of the Shell Oil Company 1952-71
- Richard Storry
- Two Scientists in Japan
- Uyeno Yutaka (1915- )
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: Cortazzi, Hugh
This essay provides an account of Honda Sōichirō's (1906-1991) life, personality, and business relationship with Britain.
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.
Author: Storry, Richard
Richard Storry was in Japan teaching before the war, and afterwards was a research fellow in Oxford. This chapter details his 1958 visit to Japan to collect material on Prince Fumimaro Konoye, Japanese Prime Minister from 1937 to '39 and 1940 to '41. It also describes a visit made in 1973, at the height of the oil crisis.
Author: Bradley, Clive, and Bill Williamson
Bill Williamson did two separate tours as Atomic Energy Attaché at the British Embassy. His account of working with the Japanese government in the commissioning of the first nuclear power stations in Japan is a reminder of an important and often over-looked facet of Anglo-Japan relations. Clive Bradley meanwhile was Counsellor for Science and Technology in the British Embassy in the 1980s where he was responsible for reporting on scientific and technological developments and for promoting British science and technology.
Author: Yamagata-Footman Yuko
This essay details Uyeno Yutaka's (1915- ) family, personal, and business history specifically as it relates to interactions with Britain in the pertrochemical industry.