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By Compiled & Edited by Hugh Cortazzi

ISBN-10: 1905246331

ISBN-13: 9781905246335

There's no doubt that this 6th quantity within the Japan Society's extremely popular "Britain and Japan" sequence comprises many lengthy past due' essays of major 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 through Eiji Seki, to the concluding account by way of Rikki Kersten of the prestigious highbrow liberal Maruyama Masao's shut dating with Richard Storry and Oxford specifically and his pursuits in Britain typically. Containing a complete of thirty-three entries, thoughtfully and painstakingly compiled and edited by means of Hugh Cortazzi, there could be a case for disagreeing that the simplest has been stored till final. certainly, when it comes to an Envoi' the ebook concludes with an account of the Beatles stopover at to Tokyo in 1965, together with a facsimile document for H M govt through the British Embassy's then first secretary, Dudley Cheke. additionally of distinctive curiosity are Hugh Cortazzi's snap shots of Morita Akio and Honda Shoichiro, in addition to John Hatcher's interesting checklist of Ian Fleming's 1959 five-week stopover at to Japan on behalf of the "Sunday Times". the amount is split up thematically and comprises an Index of Biographical images released thus far through the Japan Society, and when it comes to appendix, a hugely major file through Robin Mountfield at the Nissan Negotiations of 1980-84, which ended in the most important international funding in vehicle production in Britain.

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The Japanese feel far closer to him than to any other world leader not only because of his personal interest in Japan but of his dramatic life which contains all the human elements: literary and artistic talents, ambition, determination, defiance, adventure, success, failure, impetuosity, gallantry, egocentricity, compassion, loyalty, impatience, affection, generosity, magnanimity, resolution, goodwill and all the rest. The adoration or fascination the Japanese show for Churchill is sincere and genuine, transcending national boundaries.

The Chinese communists had cleared up the criminals in Shanghai. There followed a discussion of land reform in Japan. Mr Yoshida also had a brief discussion about Trade Unions with Mr Herbert Morrison who stressed the importance of free and healthy trade unions. Mr Yoshida was not forthcoming. The Japanese government’s powers had been too greatly reduced by the occupation. They could not even control teachers. The Japanese trades unions were primarily interested in politics. He did, however, suggest that British trades unions should send out experienced trade union officials to help and guide their Japanese counterparts.

He also failed to realize how important a settlement under Article 16 of the Peace Treaty was for the British and how resentment had been exacerbated by Japanese bureaucratic shillyshallying over the arrangements for realizing Japanese assets as specified in Article 16. Japanese delaying tactics and their insistence on sticking by the letter of Article 16 meant that former prisoners of war had to wait not much less than ten years from the end of their incarceration for the payments of £76 each, which came due to them from the funds made available from the International Red Cross and which many of them thought derisory.

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