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excellent work of scholarship Jan 27, 2005
It is now 60 years since World War Two ended, and it is clear from this book that the relationship between Britain and Japan is much longer, deeper and stronger than the unhappy four years of war, 1941-45. This book is skilfully edited and divided into six main subject areas: Imperial personalities, diplomats, naval officers, businessmen, poets, long-term residents etc. Since I wrote one of the chapters (Ch. 6 about Suematsu Kencho) I am of course not without bias, but I strongly recommend this book as a must-have for anyone who is interested intellectually and/or professionally in Anglo-Japanese relations.
Ian Ruxton, editor of Sir Ernest Satow's Private Letters to W.G. Aston and F.V. Dickins: The Correspondence of a Pioneer Japanologist from 1870 to 1918 (Paperback), also available on this site.