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British Royal and Japanese Imperial Relations, 1868-2018

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British Royal and Japanese Imperial Relations, 1868-2018

This new study examines the history of the relations between the British and Japanese monarchies over the past 150 years. Complemented by a significant plate section, with many rarely seen historical photographs and illustrations, together with supporting chronologies, British Royal and Japanese Imperial Relations, 1868-2018 will become a benchmark reference on the subject. It is also a memorial volume to the late Sir Hugh Cortazzi who died in August 2018, shortly after completing his own contribution to the volume.

The Thames And I: A Memoir of Two Years at Oxford

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The Thames And I: A Memoir of Two Years at Oxford

Translated by the late Sir Hugh Cortazzi and first published in hardback in 2006, this reprint in softback is published to mark the ascendancy to the imperial throne of Japan of Crown Prince Naruhito in 2019. Prior to becoming Crown Prince of Japan in 1989, following the death of his grandfather Emperor Showa, Prince Naruhito studied at Merton College, Oxford, from June 1983 to October 1985. This marked the first time that anyone in direct succession to the throne had ever studied outside Japan.

British Foreign Secretaries and Japan, 1850-1990

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British Foreign Secretaries and Japan, 1850-1990

Beginning with Lord John Russell (Foreign Secretary 1859-1865) and concluding with Geoffrey Howe (Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, 1983-1989), the volume also examines the critical roles of two British Prime Ministers in the latter part of the twentieth century, Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher, who ensured that Britain recognized both the reality and the opportunities for Britain resulting from the Japanese economic and industrial phenomenon.

Heaven’s Wind

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Heaven’s Wind

Heaven’s Wind is a collection of short stories by five of Japan’s leading contemporary authors: Kuniko Mukoda – The Otter; Natsuko Kuroda – Ball, Kaori Ekuni – Summer Blanket; Mitsuyo Kakuta – The Child over There; and Aoko Matsuda – Planting. Taking its name from one of Japan’s best known classical poems, Heaven’s Wind (Amatsukaze) is the world’s first dual language anthology of Japanese women’s writing, including four Naoki and Akutagawa Prize winners.

Japanese Studies in Britain

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Japanese Studies in Britain

Japanese Studies in Britain takes an in-depth look at the study of Japan in contemporary Britain, highlighting the many strengths but also pointing out some weaknesses, while at the same time offering a valuable historical record of the origins and development of Japanese Studies in British universities and other institutions. It comprises essays written by scholars from universities all over Britain, from Edinburgh and Newcastle to Cardiff, SOAS and Oxbridge, as well as contributions from various supporting organizations.

The Growing Power of Japan, 1967-1972

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The Growing Power of Japan, 1967-1972

In this volume Sir Hugh Cortazzi has compiled the defining reports from Sir John Pilcher’s time as ambassador to Japan from 1967 to ’72, a period in which Japan’s economy and power grew significantly and her relations with the United States became increasingly strained. This collection of Pilcher’s reports to Whitehall provides a valuable record of Japan’s progress at this turning point in her post-war history, as well as insights into the hopes and expectations of the British government in her dealings with Japan.

Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits - Vol. X

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Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits - Vol. X

This tenth Volume in the series, comprising a total of sixty-nine essays, offers a further wide-ranging selection of portraits and themes that celebrate the life and work of men and women, both British and Japanese, whose contributions are worthy of being remembered in the history of Anglo-Japanese relations. Importantly, the volume provides a special focus on Anglo-Japanese trade and investment – a major theme in the history of Anglo-Japanese relations, which is worthy of considerably more explanation.

Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits - Vol. IX

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Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits - Vol. IX

This book forms part of a series recording the lives of men, women and institutions who have played a significant role in the development of UK-Japan relations. When read together these give a many-faceted picture of modern history, shedding light on controversial issues and illuminating past successes and failures. The current volume, which contains 57 ‘portraits’, brings the Japan Society’s collection of individual memoirs to a cumulative total of nearly 500.

Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits - Vol. VIII

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Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits - Vol. VIII

This eighth edition of the Britain & Japan: Biographical Portraits series, published in 2013, contains fifty-two biographical essays from forty different contributors relating to the influential individuals in Anglo-Japanese relations from the Meiji period to the present day. Structured accordingly, this edition deals with personalities involved in fields including: Politicians and Officials; Lawyers; Artists; Art Collectors and Art Dealers; Potters and Garden Designers; Writers; Music, Sport and Media; Scholars; and Other Notable Individuals.

Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits - Vol. VII

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Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits - Vol. VII

This volume of Britain & Japan: Biographical Portraits offers up 47 essays written by 37 contributing experts on a range of individuals, groups and events that have impacted upon relations of Japan and Britain from the late Meiji to the middle of the 20th century. The subjects discussed are diverse, ranging from the beginnings of golf in Japan to horse-breeding and industrial relations. Included, are biographical essays on philosopher Bertrand Russell, architect Tatsuno Kingo and General Sir Ian Hamilton.