Britain and Japan Vol II: Biographical Portraits

1st Edition

Ian Nish

Routledge
Published February 17, 1997
Reference - 400 Pages
ISBN 9781873410622 - CAT# RU39725
Series: Japan Library

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Summary

This second collection under the 'Biographical Portraits' title, incorporates a further 20 studies of key personalities, including Edmund Morel, pioneer railway builder in Meiji Japan, Alexander Shand, an important figure in the development of Japanese banking, Lafcadio Hearn, the great interpreter of Japanese culture, Rev. Dr. John Batchelor whose work with the Ainu people of northern Japan is legendary and, more recently, Shigeru Yoshida, Japan's first post-war prime minister and Christmas Humphreys, founder of the Buddhist Society.

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