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04 Sep 17
A. B. Mitford and the Birth of Japan as a Modern State: Letters Home by Robert Morton

A. B. Mitford and the Birth of Japan as a Modern State: Letters Home by Robert Morton

Review by Sir David Warren

Robert Morton’s excellent and readable biography gives a sympathetic portrait of A.B. Mitford, one of the earliest British diplomats in Japan.

10 Aug 17
Consul in Japan, 1903-1941. Oswald White’s Memoir ‘All Ambition Spent’

Consul in Japan, 1903-1941. Oswald White’s Memoir ‘All Ambition Spent’

Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi

This book contains much of interest to the historian and to anyone concerned with the international relations of Japan in the first half of the twentieth century.

31 Mar 17
Carmen Blacker - Scholar of Japanese Religion, Myth and Folklore: Writings and Reflections

Carmen Blacker – Scholar of Japanese Religion, Myth and Folklore: Writings and Reflections

Review by Jim E Hoare

A fascinating mixture of Carmen Blacker’s diaries, more formal writings and reminiscences by those who knew her.

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