Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits, Vol. VI (Britain by Compiled & Edited by Hugh Cortazzi

By Compiled & Edited by Hugh Cortazzi

There isn't any doubt that this 6th quantity within the Japan Society's very hot "Britain and Japan" sequence comprises many lengthy late' essays of best personalities with hyperlinks to Britain and Japan that might be welcomed by means of the researcher and common reader alike from the hole essay on Churchill and Japan via Eiji Seki, to the concluding account through Rikki Kersten of the prestigious highbrow liberal Maruyama Masao's shut dating with Richard Storry and Oxford specifically and his pursuits in Britain generally. Containing a complete of thirty-three entries, thoughtfully and painstakingly compiled and edited by means of Hugh Cortazzi, there might be a case for disagreeing that the simplest has been stored until eventually final. certainly, when it comes to an Envoi' the e-book concludes with an account of the Beatles stopover at to Tokyo in 1965, together with a facsimile record for H M govt by way of the British Embassy's then first secretary, Dudley Cheke. additionally of specified curiosity are Hugh Cortazzi's images of Morita Akio and Honda Shoichiro, in addition to John Hatcher's interesting list of Ian Fleming's 1959 five-week stopover at to Japan on behalf of the "Sunday Times". the amount is split up thematically and contains an Index of Biographical pix released so far by means of the Japan Society, and when it comes to appendix, a hugely major document by means of Robin Mountfield at the Nissan Negotiations of 1980-84, which led to the largest international funding in vehicle production in Britain.

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Must yield valuable results’. He thought that there was ‘a much surer understanding of British views and aims and a feeling that to say that Japan and Britain have much in common is not just politeness but a valuable and significant truth’. AFTERMATH On 21 September, almost immediately after his return from Tokyo, Mr Heath sent a minute marked secret to the Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas Home, recording some of the conclusions he had formed about British trade and investment in Japan. This was copied to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Secretary of State for Defence, the Lord Privy Seal, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and the Chief Secretary to the Cabinet.

Must yield valuable results’. He thought that there was ‘a much surer understanding of British views and aims and a feeling that to say that Japan and Britain have much in common is not just politeness but a valuable and significant truth’. AFTERMATH On 21 September, almost immediately after his return from Tokyo, Mr Heath sent a minute marked secret to the Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas Home, recording some of the conclusions he had formed about British trade and investment in Japan. This was copied to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Secretary of State for Defence, the Lord Privy Seal, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and the Chief Secretary to the Cabinet.

On Sunday, 17 September, a quick visit was made to Nikko where he was able to observe Japanese traditional dances and listen to classical Japanese Gagaku music. Back in Tokyo, the prime minister was entertained to 26 EDWARD HEATH (1916–2005) dinner in a high-class Japanese restaurant by Mr Ohira Masayoshi, the Japanese Foreign Minister, with geisha in attendance. On 18 September, after a round of talks with Mr Tanaka, he met members of the Federation of Japanese Economic organizations (Keidanren) and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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