British Envoys in Japan, 1859-1972

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Hugh Cortazzi, Ian Hill Nish, Peter Lowe, J. E. Hoare
Global Oriental, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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Offers comprehensive coverage of the diplomatic history in Japan of H M Representatives and the events that marked their period of office.

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Contents

LT COLONEL ST JOHN NEALE Charge dAffaires at
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ALCOCK RETURNS TO JAPAN 1864
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SIR HARRY PARKES Minister to Japan 186583
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About the author (2004)

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. He has edited three volumes of Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits 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, 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.

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