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Ellingworth, Dick, and Brian Hitch

Book: Japan Experiences - Fifty Years, One Hundred Views: Post-War Japan Through British Eyes

The pre-war Japan Consular Service sent selected new entrants each year to study Japanese, creating a corps of Japanese-speaking consuls. The Foreign Office realised that Japanese-speaking officers would be needed after the war in the embassy, and in consular posts in Japan, and so revived the practice in 1951. In this chapter Dick Ellingworth and Brian Hitch describe the system.