- Captain Broughton, HMS Providence (and her tender) and Japan 1794-98
- Early Plant Collectors in Japan
- Edward Gauntlett (1868-1956), English Teacher, Explorer and Missionary
- Herbert George Ponting, 1870-1935: Photographer, Explorer, Inventor
- Isabella Bird, 1831-1904
- Mountain High and Valley Low: Walter Weston (1861-1940) and Japan
- Thomas Wright Blakiston (1832-91)
- Yamao Yōzō (1837-1917): A Pioneer of Meiji Education
Author: Hoare, James Edward
This portrait details the sailing and surveying exports of Captain William Broughton in the Pacific and North East Asia.
Author: Herries, Amanda
This portrait considers the significance of two nineteenth-century plant collectors in Japan, Robert Fortune and John Gould Veitch.
Author: Gauntlett, Saiko
This essay details the life and career of teacher, explorer, and missionary Edward Gauntlett (1868-1956) in Japan, and his contributions to English education in the country as a whole.
Author: Bennett, Terry
This essay considers the photographic career of 'camera artist' Henry George Ponting (1870-1935), arguably the best British photographer to have worked in Japan, especially as it relates to his photographs of Mt. Fuji and other places and people in Japan.
Author: Barr, Pat
This portrait details traveller and writer Isabella Bird's (1831-1904) deep fondness for Japan.
Author: Ion, Hamish
This chapter covers the life of Walter Weston (1861-1940) an Anglican clergyman who is also responsible for pioneering mountain climbing as a popular leisure sport in Japan.
Author: Cortazzi, Hugh
Thomas Wright Blakiston (1832-91), explorer, engineer and ornithologist, is best known for his discovery of 'Blackiston's Line' a zoogeographical boundary along the Tsugaru Strait.
Author: Cobbing, Andrew
This biography offers an account of the life of Yamao Yōzō (1937-1917), one of the Chōshū Five and a pioneer of engineering and education in the Meiji period.