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Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits - Vol. VI

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Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits - Vol. VI

This sixth volume of the Britain & Japan: Biographical Portraits series continues to profile the lives of key individuals, both British and Japanese, who have made significant contributions to the development of Anglo-Japanese relations. Containing a total of thirty-three entries thoughtfully and meticulously compiled and written by some of the pre-eminent scholars of Japanese history, this edition of Biographical Portraits include Politicians, Royal Matters, Artists, Business leaders and Literary figures.

Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits - Vol. V

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Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits - Vol. V

This fifth volume of portraits includes over forty British and Japanese personalities in a wide range of careers and activities whose lives and achievements in Japan and Britain are worthy of record. Compiled by Sir Hugh Cortazzi, and written by distinguished scholars and researchers from both Japan and Britain, this volume is divided into six themes: The Japan Society and Imperial Personalities, Politicians and Diplomats, Naval Officers, Businessmen, Poets, Scholars and Journalists.

Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits - Vol. IV

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Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits - Vol. IV

The fourth edition of the Britain & Japan: Biographical Portraits’ series, compiled and edited by former chairman of the Japan Society Sir Hugh Cortazzi, offers a diverse and fascinating look at some of the figures behind Anglo-Japanese relations from the Bakumatsu period onwards. Like previous editions, this compilation of essays is written by esteemed scholars and writers. Containing 34 different contributions, this edition brings the grand total of published portraits to over one hundred

Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits - Vol. I

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Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits - Vol. I

In this first edition of Biographical Portraits, editor Ian Nish pays special tribute to some of the key players who made a special contribution to relations during the late Bakumatsu and early Meiji periods of Japanese history. Volume I begins with Sir Harry Parkes, who arrived in Japan in 1865 as one of the first British envoys, and continues with content as diverse as an essay on Japanese engineers in Britain and a biography of admiral Tōgō Heihachirō.

Japanese Envoys in Britain 1862-1964

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Japanese Envoys in Britain 1862-1964

This collection of essays compiled by Ian Nish and published by the Japan Society provides a comprehensive understanding into the history of diplomatic relations between Japan and Britain from 1862 up to Ambassador Ohno Katsumi’s highly successful six year assignment in 1964. This book succeeds in not only providing a rich historical account of diplomatic relations but highlights the idiosyncrasies and peculiarities of life as an envoy. By way of appendix, the volume concludes with a short history of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Japan Society. A History, 1891 to 2000

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The Japan Society. A History, 1891 to 2000

In many ways the history of The Japan Society can be said to mirror the history of Anglo-Japanese relations. Founded in 1891 as a focus for all those interested in Japan, the Society thrived in the 1890s and the halcyon years following the Anglo-Japanese Alliance of 1902. In preparing this history, Sir Hugh Cortazzi drew on a wealth of material in the Society's archives. This volume edited by Anne Kaneko was issued to coincide with Japan 2001, a celebration throughout the UK of 400 years of bilateral relations.

Japan Experiences. Fifty Years, One Hundred Views

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Japan Experiences. Fifty Years, One Hundred Views

This unique volume, marking the 110th anniversary of The Japan Society and compiled and edited by former chairman Hugh Cortazzi, aims at capturing the impressions and experiences British people have had of Japan. By collecting sketches, vignettes and reminiscences covering the half century since the end of the Pacific War, Cortazzi seeks to offer the reader a fascinating and remarkable collection of personal experiences across a wide and varied spectrum.

Britain and the ‘Re-opening’ of Japan: The Treaty of Yedo of 1858 and the Elgin Mission

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Britain and the ‘Re-opening’ of Japan: The Treaty of Yedo of 1858 and the Elgin Mission

In this book, former ambassador to Japan Sir Hugh Cortazzi documents the journey made by Lord Elgin in commencing negotiations and paving the way to improved Anglo-Japanese relations that the ports of Hakodate, Kanagawa and Nagasaki be open to British commerce. The Treaty of Yedo, signed by Lord Elgin and the representatives of the Tokugawa shogunate, stands as one of the hallmarks of the long relationship between Japan and Britain, occurring at a time of great diplomatic and economic dynamism.

A Guide to Japanese Art Collections in the UK

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A Guide to Japanese Art Collections in the UK

The many museums and art galleries of the UK are host to a great miscellany of Japanese art. By including detailed maps and an extensive index of towns, subjects and holdings, this guide provides the reader with the necessary information to access some 180 important public collections of art. The author, Gregory Irvine, curator of the Asian Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum, provides vital information such contact and location details of collections as well as how the collections themselves can be viewed by the public.

Ready Steady NihonGO! (CD)

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Ready Steady NihonGO! (CD)

Ready Steady NihonGO! is an interactive primary language project. Working together, The Japan Society and the Japan Foundation London Language Centre (JFLLC) have produced a unique scheme of work for teaching Japanese at KS2 level. The scheme comprises ten 45 minute lessons designed to be delivered by a Japanese native speaker working with the class teacher. Each lesson is clearly structured, with comprehensive teachers’ notes, National Curriculum Links and a set of accompanying Culture Notes.