Hugh Cortazzi was British Ambassador to Japan 1980-84 and Chairman of the Japan Society 1984-94. He has written extensively on Japan. His many books include Isle of Gold: Antique Maps of Japan, The Japanese Achievement and his memoir Japan and Back and Places Elsewhere. This is the third volume of Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits he has edited for the Japan Society, together with British Envoys in Japan, 1859-1972. Most recently, he published his translation of Crown Prince Naruhito’s account of his years in Oxford (The Thames and I, Global Oriental, 2006). He remains highly active in the field of Anglo-Japanese relations and continues with his monthly column for the Japan Times, as well as being a regular reviewer.
Table of contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction by Hugh Cortazzi; Alphabetical List of Contributors; Index of Biographical Portraits in Japan Society Publications; PART I: JAPAN SOCIETY AND IMPERIAL PERSONALITIES; 1 William Anderson, 1842-1900: Surgeon, Teacher and Art Collector; 2 Marcus Huish (1843-1921) and Japan; 3 Prince and Princess Chichibu; 4 Crown Prince Akihito in Britain; PART II: POLITICIANS AND DIPLOMATS; 5 Terashima Munenori, 1832-93: Master of Early Meiji Diplomacy; 6 Suematsu KenchoÅ , 1855-1920: Statesman, Bureaucrat, Diplomat, Journalist, Poet and Scholar; 7 Kikuchi Dairoku, 1855-1917: Educational Administrator and Pioneer of Modern Mathematical Education in Japan; 8 Ozaki Yukio (1859-1954) and Britain; 9 Lord Curzon (1859-1925) and Japan; 10 Lord Hankey (1877-1963), R.A.Butler (1902-82) and the `Appeasement' of Japan, 1939-41; 11 Komura JuÅ taroÅ (1855-1911) and Britain; 12 Inouye Katsunosusuke, 1861-1929; 13 Chinda Sutemi, 1857-1929: Ambassador in Peace and War; 14 Hayashi Gonsuke (1860-1939) and the Path to the Washington Conference; 15 Matsui KeishiroÅ , 1868-1946: An Efficient Public Servant; PART III: NAVAL OFFICERS; 16 The Loss of HMS Rattler o€ Cape Soya (Hokkaido) in September 1868 and Commander (later Admiral Sir) Henry Stephenson; 17 Admiral Sir John Fisher (1841-1920) and Japan, 1894-1904; 18 Captain (later Admiral Sir) W.C. Pakenham RN (1861-1933) and the Russo-Japanese War; 19 Captain Oswald Tuck RN (1876-1950) and the Bedford Japanese School; 20 Takaki Kanehiro, 1849-1920: British-trained Japanese Medical Pioneer who became Surgeon General to the Imperial Japanese Navy; PART IV: BUSINESSMEN; 21 Mitsui in London; 22 The Yokohama Specie Bank in London; 23 The Nippon YuÅ sen Kaisha (NYK): Two important British managers Albert Brown and Thomas James; 24 HSBC: A Fellowship in Banking. Pioneers in Japan, 1866-1900; PART V: POETS, SCHOLARS AND JOURNALISTS; 25 Robert Nichols, 1893-1944: Poet in Japan, 1921-24; 26 Ralph Hodgson, 1871-1962: Poet and Artist; 27 G.S. Fraser, 1915-80: Poet and Teacher in Japan, 1950-51; 28 Enright's Japan; 29 Nishiwaki Junzaburo, 1894-1982: A Self-made Englishman; 30 Richard Storry, 1913-82: A Life-long Affair with Japan; 31 Eric Bertrand Ceadel, 1921-79: Japanese Studies at Cambridge; 32 Louis Allen (1922-91) and Japan; 33 John Corner, 1906-96: Controversial Biologist and Friend of the Showa Emperor; 34 Basil William Robinson, 1912- : The Japanese Sword and the Victoria and Albert Museum; 35 Three Great Japanese Translators of Shakespeare; 36 John Russell Kennedy, 1861-1928: Spokesman for Japan and Media Entrepreneur; 37 Hessell Tiltman (1897-1976) and Japan, 1928-76: On the Road in Asia; 38 Frank Hawley, 1906-61: Scholar, Bibliophile and Journalist; 39 Hasegawa Nyozekan, 1875-1969: Journalist and Philosopher; PART VI: LONG-TERM RESIDENTS IN JAPAN, JUDO PIONEERS AND A PHILANTHROPIST; 40 Dr Thomas Baty, 1869-1954: Legal adviser to the Japanese Foreign Ministry, 1916-41; 41 Samuel Heaslett, 1875-1947: Missionary and Bishop; 42 Pioneers in Bringing Jujutsu (JuÅ doÅ ) to Britain: Edward William Barton Wright, Tani Yukio, Ernest John Harrison; 43 Yoshimoto Tadasu, 1878-1973: `Father of the Blind in Japan'; APPENDICES: I (a) The British Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery at Yokohama; (b) Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery; (c) British Graves in other Parts of Japan; II Loss of HMS Rattler Extracts from Ernest Satow's Diary of 1868; Notes; Index