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Giffard, Sydney

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

Having completed his time as a language student, future Ambassador Sydney Giffard was sent to the Kansai to gain experience as a Vice-Consul. Here he describes life in Kansai in the 1950s, putting it in the context of progressive centralization in Tokyo.

Book: Biographical Portraits Volume II

Taking several influential Japanese authors whose works have been translated into English, this portrait assesses their individual impact in Britain and an offers an overview of their qualities.