Sir Hugh Cortazzi, Bibliography since 1999

The comprehensive bibliographical list shown below was compiled by Sir Hugh Cortazzi himself in February 2017. This list covers all his writings from 1999 to that date.

The book entitled, Collectedwritings of Sir Hugh Cortazzi (Collected Writings of Modern Western Scholars on Japan. vol. 2), Richmond, Surrey : Japan Library, 2000includes all of his publications before 1999.
The book was reissued by Routledge in 2006.


Compiled and edited

Britain and Japan

  • Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits, Volume IV, Japan Library, 2002
  • Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits, Volume V, Global Oriental, 2004
  • Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits, Volume VI, Global Oriental, 2007
  • Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits, Volume VII. Global Oriental, 2010
  • Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits, Volume VIII, Global Oriental, 2012
  • Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits, Volume IX, Global Oriental, 2014
  • Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits, Volume X, Renaissance Books, 2016


  • Japan Experiences, Fifty Years, One Hundred Views, Post-War Japan Through British Eyes Japan Library, 2001
  • British Envoys in Japan, 1859-1972 Global Oriental, 2004
  • British Royal and Imperial Relations, 1868-2018: 150 Years of Association, Engagement and Celebration, Edited by Peter Kornicki, Antony Best and Sir Hugh Cortazzi, Renaissance Books, 2019.

Books published by Japan Society/SISJAC

  • Britain and the Re-opening of Japan: The Treaty of Yedo of 1858 and the Elgin Mission. Japan Society, 2008.
  • Japan in Late Victorian London: The Japanese Village in Knightsbridge and the Mikado, 1885. Sainsbury Institute, 2009.
  • Images of Japan 1885-1912: Scenes, Tales and Flowers.
  • Sainsbury Institute. 2011.
  • A Miscellany of Japanese Sketch Books and Print Albums (1840-1908). Sainsbury Institute,2013.
  • Japanese Studies in Britain: A Survey and History, edited with Peter Kornicki, Renaissance Books, 2016.
  • CARMEN BLACKER, Scholar of Religion, Myth and Folklore, WRITINGS AND REFLECTIONS, edited (with M-G Browning and James McMullen), Renaissance Books, 2016


  • The Thames and I, A Memoir of Two Years at Oxford by Prince Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan, Global Oriental, 2006

Biographical Portraits by Hugh Cortazzi to 2016

Portraits in Collected Writings are in square brackets, References are to volumes listed above.

  • [Sir Rutherford Alcock, Minister to Japan, 1859-62 B.Env and II]
  • Lt.Colonel St John Neale, Chargé d’Affaires 1862-4 “
  • Alcock returns to Japan, 1864 “
  • [Sir Harry Parkes, Minister to Japan, 1865-83 “ and I]
  • Sir Francis Plunkett, Minister to Japan, 1884-87 “ and IV
  • Hugh Fraser, Minister to Japan, 1889-94 “ “
  • Power Henry le Poer Trench, Minister to Japan “
  • Sir Daniel Lascelles, Ambassador to Japan, 1957-9 “
  • Sir Francis Rundall, Ambassador to Japan, 1963-7 “
  • [Sir John Pilcher, Ambassador to Japan, 1967-72 “ and III]
  • The British Bombardment of Kagoshima, 1863 “
  • The Naval and Military Action at Shimonoseki, [1864] “
  • Japanese Envoys in Britain, 1862-72 J.Env
  • Japan Society, A Hundred Year History T&P
  • [The Mingei Movement and Bernard Leach I]
  • [Royal Visits to Japan in the Meiji Period, 1868-1912 II]
  • [John Batchelor, Missionary and Friend of the Ainu II]
  • [Sir Vere Redman, 1901-1975 II]
  • [Thomas Wright Blakiston, 1832-91 III]
  • [Sir John Figgess, KBE, CMG 1909-97 III]
  • [Ariyoshi Yoshiya, KBE (hon) 1901-82 III]
  • Crown Prince Akihito in Britain V
  • The Loss of HMS Rattler in 1868 and Henry Stephenson V
  • Prime Minister Yoshida in London 1954 VI
  • Edward Heath and Japan (First PM Visit to Japan) VI
  • The Showa Emperor’s State Visit to Britain, October 1971 VI
  • Honda Soichiro (1906-91) and Honda Motors in Britain VI
  • Morita Akio (1921-99), Sony and Britain VI
  • Sir Peter Parker (1924-2002) and Japan VI
  • Sir Edward Reed (1830-1906): Naval Architect VII
  • Sir Francis Ottiwell Adams, KCMG, CB, (1826-89) VII
  • Hara Busho (1866-1912), painter VIII
  • Tomimoto Kenkichi, (1886-1963), potter VIII
  • Douglas Sladen (1856-1947), writer VIII
  • The Death of James Melville Cox of Reuter in Tokyo 1940 VIII
  • Charles Dunn (1915-1995), scholar VIII
  • The Times and Japan in the Nineteenth Century VIII
  • Ye Sette of Odd Volumes and The Thirteen Club in the 1890s IX
  • Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) and Japan IX
  • Chiba Kazuo, Japanese ambassador X
  • Ogata Shijuro, Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan X
  • Saba Shoichi, Chairman of Toshiba X
  • Shimaoka Tatsuzo, potter X
  • John Whitehead, British ambassador X
  • Co-authored
  • Takeo Fukuda, Japanese Prime Minister, with Eiji Seki IX
  • Marianne North, British naturalist, with Tadashi Karato X

Articles in Arts of Asia, bimonthly art journal published in English (since 1999)

  • Kenkichi Tomimoto, Japanese Ceramic Artist, volume 30, number 4, July-August 2000
  • ‘j Japan 2001’ includes accounts of the Japan Society (London) and Japanese Art in Britain covering the Japan-British Exhibtion of 1910, the Japan Festival of 1991 (and the Kyoto Garden in Holland Park), the Japan Society’s 2001 exhibition and booklet A Garden Bequest: Plants from Japan and illustrated reviews of the 2001 exhibition at the British Museum ‘Shinto and The Sacred Art of Ancient Japan’, ‘100 Views of Mount Fuji’ (Timothy Clark), Serizawa exhibition in London, and‘The Dawn of the Floating World Exhibition’ at the Royal Academy.
  • Review of Births and Rebirths in Japanese Art: Essays Celebrating the Inauguration of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Art and Culture, edited by Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere Volume 32 , Number 2, March-April 2002
  • The Rhee Byung-Chang Donation of Korean and Chinese Ceramics in the Museum of Oriental Ceramics at Osaka Volume 33, Number 3, May-June 2003
  • Koyama Fujio, a Potter’s Dream (1900-1975)
  • Kazari, Decoration and Display in Japan, 15th-19th Centuru, edited by Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, exhibition at the British Mueum and book Volume 34, Number 1, January-february 2004
  • Review of Meiji Ceramics: Thr Art of Export Porcelain and Satsuma Ware 1868-1912, by Gisella John. Volume 35, Number 1, january-February 2005
  • Yokohama-e, Japanese Prints of Foreigners in the Late 19th Century
  • Review of The World of Netsuke: The Werdelmann Collection at the Museum Kunst Palast Düsseldorf by Patricia Jirka-Schmitz Special Japanese Issue,
  • Volume 35 , Number 5, September-October 2005
  • Review of Hokusai and His Age, Ukiyo-e Painting,Printmaking and Book Illustration in Late Edo Japan, ed.John Carpenter Volume 35, Number 6, November-December 2005
  • Review of Hiroshige: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, by Prof. dr. Melanie Trede and Dr Lorenz Bichler Volume 38, Number 6, November-december, 2008
  • Yoshio Markino: A Japanese Artist in Edwardian London Volume 39, Number 6, November-December, 2009

Japan Forum, Vol. 28, Number 3, Sept 2016

Britain andJapan: A survey of recent books in English dealing with aspects of Anglo-Japanese relations

Occasional Essays/papers

  • Britain and Japan, 1951: san Francisco and Japan
    STICERD Symposium on the San Francisco Peace Treart
  • British Policies towards Japan 1980-1984 Japan Society Proceedings, Number 138, Winter 2001
  • Britain and Japan –A Changing Relationship: A Personal Perspective over 60 years Proceedings, Number 143, 2005
  • A Public Quarrel – Sir Edward Reed and Sir Harry Parkes Proceedings, Number 146, 2008 (This provided the basis for the biographical portrait of Sir Edward Reed in Volume VII of Biographical Portraits)
  • Iwakura in Britain: Stonewalling and Well-Bred Dozes,Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan (TASJ), fourth series, volume 16, 2001
  • The Namamugi Incident and the Bombardment of Kagoshima 1862/3 TASJ, fourth series, volume 17, 2002-3
  • The Japan Society (London) and its contribution to scholarship on Japan TASJ, Scholarship in brief section, 2004
  • Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini: ‘In search of a butterfly’ Essay for Holland Park Opera Programme for 2005 season
  • Historical Perspective: The Illustrated London News Reports on Japan in the Nineteenth Century: A Valuable Histoical Source In Japan and The Illustrated London News, Complete Record of Reported Events 1853-1899, Global Oriental, 2006
  • Historical Perspective: The Graphic-From the Meiji Restoration to Ending of the Unequal Treaties In Japan and The Graphic: Complete Record of Reported Events 1870-1899, Global Oriental 2011
  • Foreword to Edwardian London through Japanese Eyes: The Art and Writings of Yoshio Markino, 1897-1915 by William Rdner, Brill, 2012
  • RAF Experiences in The British Commonwealth and the Allied Occupation of Japan, 1945-1952, Personal Encounters and Government Assessments ed Ian Nish, Global Oriental, 2013
  • Foreword to Professor Kanasaka’s study of Isabella Bird’s
  • Unbeaten Tracks in Japan, Renaissance Books, 2017
  • Foreword to Robert Morton’s
  • A.B. Mitford and The Birth of Japan as a Modern State: Lettrs Home, Renaissance Books, 2017
  • Overview: Organization, Aims and Results of the Exhibition.
  • The Times 1910 Japan Supplement
  • The Japan Society’s Exhibits: In Commerce and Culture at the !(!) Japan-British Exhibition Centenary Perspectives, ed. Ayako Hotta-Lister and Ian Nish, Global Oriental, 2013
  • Reflections as President of the Japanese Garden Society on its 20th anniversary
  • Shakkei, the journal of The Japanese Garden Society, Volume 19, number 4, Spring 2013
  • Britain and Japan: A Survey of recent books in English deling with Aspects of Anglo-Japanese Relations, Japan Forum, 2016
  • BRIDGES, Anglo-Japanese Cultural Pioneers 1945-2015 by Suzanne Perrin & Jeremy Hoare, Fast Print Publishing, 2015 Interview pages 2-21.


  • Obituary of Sir Peter Parker, 1924-2002, Proceedings, Number 139, Summer 2002
  • Colonel Peter Dean, (1919-2007), Proceedings, Number 145, 2007
  • Contributed to the obituaries in The Times of Kazuo Chiba (2004), Shoichi Saba (of Toshiba) (2013) and Sir John Whitehead (2014).
  • Sir Michael Wilford, (1922-2006) for Oxford Dictionary of National Biography in 2008
  • Ogata Shijuro (1927-2014) in the Times on 26 July 2014
  • Dorothy Britton/Bouchier in BCCJ Journal April 2015

Articles (in Japanese)

  • 21seiki zenpan no Nihon no kadai, in Kokusai Kinyu Journal, 1 March 2006
  • Giro ni tatsu Nihon no Gaiko, in Kokusai Kinyu Journal, 1 July 2013
  • Nihon no Ajia gaiko, nationarismu to kyori wo, in Yomiuri Shimbun, 27 March 2006
  • Hirohito, the Showa Emperor, Newsweek Japan, October 2004
    Ajia to nihon: Takoku Bunka no rikai fukaketsu Yasukuni sanpai kokueki sokonau (Kyoto Shimbun)

Sankei Shimbun (Seiron column)

  • 27 Jan 2000 Kaikaku sakiokuri wa kokueki sokonau
  • 11 June 2000 Sho-yori minori aru giron no ba ni
  • 19 Aug 2000 Nihonkeizai no kiseki wa ganso data no ka
  • 20 Nov 2000 Nihon ni okeru seijishidosha no hatan
  • 24 Feb 2001 Nihon no seiji fuhai wa uchikiru
  • 3 June 2001 Nihon kigyo mo kozo kaikaku isoge
  • 10 Aug 2001 Chuo shochoo kokueki saki ni toseyo
  • 8 Oct 2001 Nihoonjin wa kaizo no itami ni taeru ka
  • 31 Oct 2001 Ki wo mite mori wo minai Nihon no seijika
  • 16 Jan 2002 Kaikaku suishin ni mo senkyo seido ga hitsuyo
  • 16 Feb 2002 Wakagaaeri koso Nihon tsukuu michi
  • 15 Mar 2002 Kanryo wa kakuryo no dorei ni arazu
  • 28 Jul 2002 Taishu no seiji-fushin umu kinken fuhai kozo
  • 30 Sept 2002 Kita Chosen wa yahari ‘aku no kijuku’ da
  • 19 Nov 2002 Kisei kanwa ga Nihon keizai saisei e no michi
  • Interview with Kimura Masato 6 Jan 2008, Nihon no jinshu sabestsu teppai joko wa Eibei ga hiketsu shita no wa ayamari


  • Viewpoint column 3 Dec2011, Dansei shakai no Nihonshakai dahenkaku ga hitsuyo

Articles (in Japanese)

  • Aug 2000 Hateshite Nihon no gikai minshushugi wa kakujitsu ka?
  • May 2001 Fuhai konzetsu no toko
  • Fukui Broadcasting company Ningen network vo. 73, Nihon no kaikaku to Igirisu no keiken, Record of discussion in Japanese with Mr Matsuura Masanori, President of Matssura Machinery Corporation

Unpublished lectures/memoranda/interviews

  • Memorandum on financial services in the UK August 2001 for Yasuda Siemei, Lecture for Yasuda Seimei; Kaigai kara mita Nihon keizai
  • Britain and Japan: Did the diplomats make any difference? SOAS, 10 November 2004
  • The Japan Society’s contribution to studies on Japan Japan Foundation, London, 18 January 2005 (based on contribution to TASJ in 2004 see above)
  • Whither Japan? Japan Society Southern Region, October 2006
  • Europe and Japan: A Historical Perspective Canon Foundation Meeting in Windsor, 11 November 2006
  • Historical Interview: Answers to questions in 2004/5 from Larry Walker of Kyoto prefectural university
  • FCO Oral History Project for Churchill College archives, 2014
  • Skyward 2006, Diplomatic Core Hugh Cortazzi, Interview


  • The Emperors of Modern Japan, ed. Ben Ami Shillony, Brtill 2008The

  • Journal of Japanese Studies, Winter 2011

  • Japoniae Insulae, The Mapping of Japan: Historcal Introduction and Cartobibliography of European Printed Maps of Japan to 1800 by Jason C.Hubbard Houten: Hes & De Graaf, 2012 MCOS Journal, Spring 2013, Number 132

Insight Japan

  • 2000 Can Japan compete? by Michal Porter

Becoming Apart: National Power and Local Politics in Toyaama by Mchael Lewis

  • ‘Party Piece’ review of autobiography of Ozaki Yukio.

Published in News And Reviews 2004

  • Issue 41, January 2004, Japonime in Britain: Whistler, Menpes, Henry, Hornel and 19th-century Japan by Ayako Ono
  • Issue 43, May 2004, Svng the Sun: Shinsei and the battle for Japan’s future by Gillian Tett
  • Issue 43: November 2004, Life in Yokohama’s Foreign Settlement Charles Wirgman and the Japan Punch: The Genius of Mr Punch compiled and edited by Josef Rogala, and The Last Samurai: The Life and Battles of Saigo Takamori ny Mark Ravina

Published in Japan Society Reviews

Vol 1 No 1, Jan 2006

  • The Turbullent Decade: Confronting the Refugee Crises of the 1990s by Sadako Ogata
  • Reporting the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-5: Lionel James’s first wirelrss transmissions to the Times by Peter Slattery

Vol 1, No 2 , Mar 2006

  • The Left in the Shaping of Democracy: Essays in honour of J.A.A. Stockwin

Vol 1, No 3, May 2006

  • Enigma of the Emperors: Sacred Subservience in Japanese History by Ben-Ami Shillony
  • To the Kwai and Back, War Drawings 1939-1945 by Ronald Searle
  • Garden Plants of Japan by RanLevy-Yamamori and Gerard Taaffe

Vol 1, No 4. July 2006

  • Kawada Ryokichi – Jean Eadie’s Samurai: the Life and Times of a Meiji Entrepreneur and Agricultural Pioneer by Andrew Cobbing and Masataro Itami
  • Falling Blossom: A British Officer’s Enduring Love for a Japanese Woman by Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams
  • Foreign Images and Experiences of Japan: Volume I: First Century AD-1841, Compiled and edited by William McOmie
  • Japan’s Love-Hate Relationship with the West by Sukehiro Hirakawa

Vol 1 No 5, September 2006

  • Kamikaze Diaries: reflections of Japanese Student Soldiers by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney
  • The Opening of Japan 1853-1855: A Comprehensive Study of the American, British, Dutch and Russian Naval Expeditions to Compel the Tokugawa Shogunate To Conclude Treaties and Open Ports to Their Ships by William McOmie
  • Frog in the Well: Portraits of Japan by Watanabe Kazan 1793-1841 by Donald Keene
  • Japanes Samurai and battles up to 1603. A series of books by Stephen Turnbull and published by Osprey publishing company
  • The Japanese Mission to Europe 1582-1590: The Journey of Four Samurai Boys Through Portugal, Spain and Italy by Michael Cooper

Vol 1, No 6, December 2006

  • Mrs Ferguson;s Tea-Set, Japan and The Second World War: The Global Consequences Following Germany’s Sinking of the SS Automedon in 1940 by Eiji Seki
  • Japan and the Illustrated London News: Complete Record of Reported Events 1853-1899
  • Pars Japonica: The First Dutch Expedition to Reach the Shores of Japan by William de Lange
  • A Japanese Menagerie: Animal Pictures by Kawanabe Kyosai

Vol. 2, No 1 Feb 2007

  • Who was Responsible? From Marco Polo Bridge to Pearl Harbor Yomiuri Shimbun
  • The Book of SAKE: A Connoisseur’s Guide by Philip Harper
  • Secret Memoirs of the Shoguns: Isaac Titsingh and Japan, 1779-1822, ed. Timon Screech
  • Japan Extolled and Decried Carl Peter Thunberg and the Shogun’s Realm, 1775-1796 ed. Timon Screech

Vol 2, No 2 April 2007

  • Photography in Japan 1853-1912 and Old Japanese Photographs: Collectors’ Data Guide, both by Terry Bennett
  • Philipp Franz von Siebold and the Opening of Japan: A Re-Evaluation by Herbert Plutschow
  • Courtyard Gardns of Kyoto’s Merchant Houses, photos and text by Katsuhiko Mizuno

Vol 2, No 3, June 2007

  • Culture and Power in Germany and Japan: The Spirit of Renewal by Nils-Johan Jorgensen
  • A Reader in Edo Period Travel by Herbert Plutschow
  • Britain and Japan in the Twentieth Century: One Hundred Years of Trade and Prejudice, ed. Philip Towle and Nobuko Margaret Kosuge

Vol 2 No 4, August 2007

  • Atomic Sushi: Notes from the Heart of Japan by Simon Mae
  • The Contemporary Tea House: Japan’s Top Architects Redefine a Tradition, by Arata Isozaki, Tadao Ando and Terunobu Fujimori
  • Ceate Your Own Japanese Garden; A Practical Guide
  • by Motomi Oguchi and Joseph Cali

Vol 2, No 5, October 2007

  • Hirohito: The Showa Emperor in Peace and War by Ikuhiko Hata, ed. Marius B. Jansen
  • The Japanese Housewife Overseas: Adapting to Change of Culture and Status by Ruth Martin

Vol 2, No 6, December 2007

  • Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45 by Max Hastings
  • North Korean the 21st Century, An Interpretative Guide by J.E. Hoare and Susan Pares

Vol 3, No 1, 2008

  • Governing Japan: Divided Politics in a Resurgent Economy by J.A.A. Stockwin
  • The Straw Sandal or The Scoll of the Hundred Crabs by Santo Kyoden, tr. Carmen Blacker
  • Designing and Creating Japanese Gardens by Penny Underwood

Vol 3, No 2, 2008

  • Rivals: How the Power Struggle between China, India and Japan Will Shape our Next Decade by Bill Emmott
  • Minka, My Farmhouse in Japan by John Roderick
  • Japan’s Imperial Forest, Goryorin, 1889-1945; With a supportng study of the Kan/Min division of woodland in early Meiji Japan 1871-76, by Conrad Totman

Vol 3, No 3, 2008

  • Japanese Diplomacy in the 1950s: From Isolation to Integration, ed. Iokibe Makoto, Caroline Rose, Tomaru Junko and John Weste
  • Chronicles of My Life, An American in the heart of Japan by Donald Keene

Vol 3, No 4, 2008

  • Sir Ernest Satow’s Private Letters to W.G. Aston and F.V. Dickins: The Correspondence of a Pioneer Japanologist from 1870-1918, ed. Ian Ruxton

Vol 3, No 5, 2008

  • Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, by Melanie Trede and Lorenz Bichler
  • The Meiji Constitution: The Japanese Experience of the West and the Shaping of the Modern State by Kazuhiro Takii, tr. David Noble

Vol 3, No 6, 2008

  • Escape from Impasse: The Decision to Open Japan by Mitani Hiroshi, tr. David Noble

Vol 4, No 1, 2009

  • Kyushu, Gateway to Japan: A Concise History by Andrew Cobbing
  • The Business, Life and Letters of Frederick Cornes: Aspects of the Evolution of Commerce in Modern Japan, 1861-1910 by Peter N. Davies

Vol 4, No 2, 2009

  • The Japan-British Society Centenary Book
  • The Edo Inheritance by Tokugawa Tsunenari, Tr. Tokugawa Iehiro
  • Contending With Nationalism and Communism: British Policy towards Southeast Asia 1945-65 by Petert Lowe

Vol 4, No3, 2009

  • Showa Japan: The Post-War Golden Age and its Troubled Legacy by Hans Brinckman
  • A Japanese Touch for your Garden by Kiyoshi Seike, Masanobu Kudo and David H. Engel
  • Ken Zen Sho The Zen Calligraphy and painting of Yamaoka Teshū, ed Alex Bennett and Sarah Moate

Vol 4, Number 4, September 2009

  • Mental Health Challenges Facing Contemporary Japanese Society – The ‘Lonely People’ by Yuko Kawanishi
  • Vol 4, No 5, November 2009
  • Nagasaki, The British Experience, 1854-1945 by Brian Burke-Gaffney

Vol 4, No 6, December 2009

  • The Great Power Struggle in East Asia, 1944-50, Britain, America and Post-War Rivalry by Christopher Baxter
  • The Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kiso-kaido: Hiroshige and Eisen by Sebastian Izzard
  • Vol 5, No 1, February 2010
  • Conflict and Change: Foreign Ownership and the Japanese Firm by George Olcott
  • Alfred East Lyrical Landscape Painter by Paul Johnson and Kenneth McConkey

Vol 5, No 2, April 2010

  • The Mongol Invasions of Japan 1274 and 1281 by Stephen Turnbull

Vol 5, No 3, June 2010

  • Demystifying Pearl Harbour A New Perspective from Japan by Takeo Iguchi
  • Prince and Princess Chichbu, Two Lives Lived Above and Below the Clouds, by Dorothy Britton

Vol 5, no 4, August 2010

  • Art of Edo Japan: The Artist and the City 1615-1868 by Christine Guth
  • The Golden Age of Japanese Okimono: The A.M. Kanter Collection Laura Bordignon

Vol 5, No 5, October 2010

  • Private Yokoi’s War and Life on Guam, 1944-1972, The story of the Japanese Imperial Army’s Longest WWII survivor in the field and later life by Omi Hatashin
  • So Lovely A Country Will Never Perish: Wartime Diares of Japanese Writers by Donald Keene
  • Project Japan and Art Media, Edo to Now by Graham Cooper

Vol 5, No 6, December 2010

  • The New Paradox for Japanese Women: Greater Choice, Greater Inequality by Toshiaki Tachibanaki tr. Mary E. Foster
  • Living Japan, Essays on Everyday Life in Contemporary Society, ed, Harim Kimura
  • New Architecture in Japan by Yuki Sumner

Vol 6, No 1, February 2011

  • The Japanese in War and Peace 1942-48, Selected Documents from a translator’s In-tray by Ian Nish
  • War and Militarism in Modern Japan, Issues of History and Identity, ed Guy Podoler
  • The Hare with the Amber Eyes a Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal

Vol 6, No 2, April 2011

  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoett by David Mitchell
  • The Gardens of Japan by Helena Attlee

Vol 6, No 3, June 2011

  • The Ideologies of Japanese Tea: Subjectivity, Transience & National Identity by Tim Cross
  • A New History of Shinto by John Breen and Mark Teeuwen
  • Portraits of Chőgen, The Transformation of Buddhist Art in Early Medieval Japan by John M. Rosenfield

Vol 6, No 4, August 2011

  • Japanese Prints, Ukiyo-e in Edo 1700-1900 by Ellis Tinios

Vol 6, No 5, October 2011

  • Japanesque: The Japanese Print in the Era of Impressionism by Karin Breuer

Vol 6, No 6, December 2011

  • Professor Munakata’s British Museum Adventure by Yukinobu Hodhino, tr. Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere

Vol 7, No 2, April 2012

  • Hard Times in the Hometown, A History of Community Survivak in Modern Japan by Martin Dusinberre

Vol 7, No 3, June 2012

  • Asia for the Asians: China in the Lives of Five Meiji Japanes by Paula S. Harrell
  • The Meiji Restoration, Mass Communication and Conservative Revolution by Alistair D, Swale
  • Holme Ringer & Company, The Rise and Fall of a British Enterprise in Japan 1868-1949 by Brian Burke-Gaffney

Vol 7, No 5, October 2012

  • Reimagining Japan The Quest for a Future that Works ed. McKinsey & Company
  • Tokyo Commute, Japanese Customs and Way of Life viewed from the Odakyu Line by A. Robert Lee

Vol 7, No 6, December 2012

  • The Etchings of Bernard Leach by Simon Olding
  • Vol 8, No 1, February 2013
  • Matsumoto Shigeharu: Bearing witness by Kaimai Jun, English adaption by Waku Miller
  • Yamamoto Isoroku: Leadership, Strategy, Conflict by Mark Stille
  • Memoires of Japan 1946 (A People Bowed But Not Broken) by Bernard T. Smith

Vol 8, No 2, April 2013

  • Contemporary Japan: History, politics and Social Change Since the 1980s by Jeff Kingston
  • Maritime Strategy and National Security in Japan and Britain from the First Alliance to Post-9/11, ed Alessio Patalano
  • A History of Japanese Political Thought, 1600-1901 by Watanabe hiroshi, tr. David Noble

Vol 8, No 3, June 2013

  • The Winter Sun Shines In, A Life of Masaoka Shiki by Donald Keene
  • Aesthetic Strategies of the Floating World by Alfred Haft

Vol 8, No 4, August 2013

  • Slurp A Social Culinary History of Ramen – Japan’s Favorite Noodle Soup, by Barak Kushner

Vol 8, No 5, October 2013

  • My father in his Suitcase, in search of E.J.H. Corner the Relentless Botanist by John K. Corner
  • Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe by Frederik I. Schodt

Vol 8, No 6, Decmber 2013

  • Japonisme and the rise of the Modern Art Movement by Frederik I. Schodt

Vol 9, No 1, February 2014

  • Across the Three Pagodas Pass: The Story of the Thai-Buma Railway by Yoshino Futamatsu
  • Ways of Forgeting, Ways of Remembering: Japan in the Modern World by John W. Dower

Vol 9, No 2, April 2014

  • Schoolgirls, Money and Rebellion in Japan by Sharon Kinsella

Vol 9, No 3, June 2014

  • Glorious Misadventures, Nikolai Rezanov and the Dream of a Rusian America by Owen Matthews, Bloomsbury 2013

Vol 9, No 4, August 2014

  • The British Courts and Extraterritoriality in Japan 1859-1899 by Christopher Roberts, Global Oriental, 2013
  • Vo 9, No5, October 2014
  • Washi, the Art of Japanese Paper by Nancy Broadbent Casserley, Kew Publishing 2013

Vol 9, No 6,

  • China’s War with Japan 1937-1945, the Struggle for Survival by Rana Mittar, Penguin, 2014

Vol 10, No 1, February 2015

  • Designing Nature, The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art by John Carpenter, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2012
  • Review No 56, April 2015
  • Japan’s Modern History 1857-1937: A new political narrative by Banno Junji, translated by J.A.A. Stockwin, Routledge, 2014

Review No 58 August 2015

  • Obtaining Images: Art Production and Display in Edo Japan by Timon Screech, Redaktion Books, 2012
  • Vessels of Influence: China and the Birth of Porcelain in Medieval and Early Modern Japan by Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, Bristol Classical Press, 2012, One Peace Books 2015

Review, No 59, October 2015

  • Netsuke 100 miniature masterpieces from Japan, Noriko Tsuchiya, British Museum. 2014
  • Review, No 60, December 2015
  • Rhythms, Rites and Rituals, My Life in Japan in Two step and Waltz Time by Dorothy Britton, Renaissance Books, 2015
  • Review No 61, February 2016
  • Men to Devils Devils to Men, Japanese War Crimes and Chinese Justice, by Barak Kushner, Harvard University Press 2015.

Review No 65, October 2016

  • Japan’s Asian Diplomacy: A Legacy of Two Millenia by Ogura Kazuo, translated by David Noble. LTCB International Library Trust/International House of Japan, Tokyo, 2015
  • Review No 66, December 2016
  • The First Modern Japanese: The Life of Ishikawa Takuboku,by Donald Keene, Columbia University Press, 2016.Submitted 2016
  • Holy Foolery in the Life of Japan: A Historical Overview, by Higuchi Kazunori, translated by Waki Miller, LTCB International Library Trust/International House of Japan, Tokyo, 2015
  • The Comfort Women: Historical, Political, Legal and Moral Perspectives
  • by Kumagai Naoko, translated by David Noble
  • LTCB International Library Trust/International House of Japan ,2016

Reviews in The Japan Times

23 October 2005

  • Japanese emperors: Between the people and the gods, ENIGMA OF THE EMPERORS; Sacred Subservience in Japanese History, by Ben-Ami Shillony

27 November 2005

  • The Jesuit boys’ tour of Europe, THE JAPANESE MISSION TO EUROPE 1582-1590; The Journey of Four `samurai Boys Through Portugal, Spain and Italy, by Michael Cooper

20 January 2006

  • Understanding, visiting and living in North Korea, NORTH KOREA IN THE 21ST CENTURY; An Interpretative Guide, by J>E, Hoare and Susan Pares

25 June 2006

  • A love forbidden can never be forgotten, KAWADA RYOKICHI –JEANNIE EADIE’S SAMURAI: The Life and Times of a Meiji Entrepreneur and agricultural Pioneer, by Andrew Cobbing and Mastaro Itami
  • FALLING BLOSSOM; A British Officer’s Enduring Love for a Japanese Woman, by peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams

20 August 2006

  • Japan: Never quite closed and still opening now, THE OPENING OF JAPAN 1853-1855: A Comprehensive Study of the American, British, Dutch and Russian Naval Expeditions to Compel the Tokugawa Shogunate to Conclude Treaties and Open Ports to Their Ships, by William MCOmie

10 September 2006

  • Out of the well but into the fire, Frog in the well, Portraits of Japan by Watanabe Kazan 1793-1841,by Donald Keene

17 December 2006

  • Getting the best view of Japan’s History, JAPAN AND THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS; Complete Record of Reported Events 1853-1899

7 January 2007

  • How one merchant ship doomed a colony, MRS FERGUSON’S TEA-SET; JAPAN AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR:The Global Consequences Following Germany’s Sinking of he SS Automedon in 1940, by Eiji Seki

11 March 2007

  • Searching for responsibility in starting and losing a war, WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE? From Marco Polo Bridge to Pearl Harbor, ed James E. Auer, Yomiuri Shimbun, 2006

10 June 2007

  • Japan and Germany: worlds apart and yet so similar, CULTURE AND POWER IN GERMANY AND JAPAN; The Spirit of Renewal, by Nils-Johan Jorgenen

4 November 2007

  • The Showa emperor in modern perspective, HIROHITO; The Showa Emperor in War and Peace, by Ikuhiko Hata

21 October 2012

  • Using the noodle to gain insight into Japanese culinary culture, SLURP! A Social and Culinary History of Ramen – Japan’s Favorite Noodle Soup, by Barak Kushner

In Japan Society Proceedings

No 132 Spring 1999 Japan, Race and Equality: the racial equality proposal of 1919, y Naoko Shimizu Ruskin in Japam 1899-1940: Nature for Art, Art for Life, ed Toshio Watanabe The Blue-Eyed Tarakoja: A Donald Keene anthology, ed J. Thomas Rimer

No 134, Winter 1999 The Cambridge History of Japan, Vol 2 Heian Japan No 136, Winter 2000 Bridging the Divide; 400 Years The Netherlands-Japan, ed Leonard Blusse, Willwm Rimmelink and Ivo Smits Japan and the Dutch 1600-1853 by Grant K. Goodman Siebold and Japan: His life and work by Ariette Kouwenhoven and Matthi Forrer Can Japan Compete? By Michael E Porter The Old Tokaido: In the Footsteps of Hiroshige by Patrick Carey

No 137, Summer 2001 Totto-chan’s Children a goodwill journey to the children of the world by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, tr. Dorothy Britton Japanese Prisoners of War, ed Philip Towle, Margart Kosuge and Yoichi Kibata The Mission of Hippocrates in Japan: The contribution of Philipp Franz von Siebold, by Dr Harmen Beukers

No 139, Summer 2002 The Japanese Community in Pre-war Britin: From integration to disintegration by Keiko Itoh Births and Rebirths in Japanese Art: Essays celebrating the inauguration of the Sainsburuy Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Culture, ed Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere The Ernest Satow Album: portaits of a British diplomat in young Japan, Yokohama Archives of History Joao Rodrigues’s Account of Sixteenth Century Japan, ed. Michael Cooper

No 140, Winter 2002 Emperor of Japan: Meiji and His World, 1852-1914, by Donald Keene Tokyo Central: A Memoir by Edward Seidensticker Samurai Wlliam: The Adventurer Who Unlocked Japan by Giles Milton Japanese Educational Reform: Nakasone’s legacy by Christopher Hood

No 141, Summer 2003 Shinto in History, Ways of the Kami, ed John Breen and Mark Teeuwen Five Modern Japanese Novelists by Donald Keene Japan and Britain after 1859: Creating Cultural Bridges by Oive Checkland

Articles in Japan Times since 1999


  • 16 Jan Britain’s millennium fizz falls flat
  • 24 Jan Homage to a mass murderer
  • 10 Feb Democracy under attack
  • 20 Feb Britain asks when, not if
  • 7 Mar E-nough of this e-mania
  • 15 Mar The task of policing the police
  • 29 Mar Cut back on red tape to boost business
  • 12 Apr No sympathy for politicians
  • 1 May Racism and human rights
  • 11 May The enigma of British politics
  • 20 May Bigger isn’t always better
  • 29 May Mori does Japan no favors
  • 17 Jun The case for more world trade.
  • 25 Jun Is elitism such a bad thing?
  • 13 Jul Japan refuses to face reality
  • 26 Jul Ethics for a turbulent age
  • 30 Jul Summit’s worth questionable
  • 23 Aug The summer ‘silly season’ everywhere
  • 26 Aug Is the Bank of Japan right?
  • 6 Sep A haphazard path to recovery
  • 16 Sep Public TV in the digital era
  • 25 Sep Lessons of Britain’s fuel crisis
  • 5 Oct Today’s Luddites go global
  • 18 Oct Charting a course for Europe
  • 20 Oct Britons debate a burning issue
  • 4 Nov Getting beyond gridlock
  • 12 Nov Don’t be fooled by N. Korea
  • 25 Nov Can the system be salvaged?
  • 10 Dec Conservation and clean energy
  • 22 Dec The EU gets ready to grow
  • 31 Dec Flaws are part and parcel of democracy


  • 16 Jan Best politics money can buy
  • 6 Feb Civil servants are not serfs
  • 14 Feb The ‘freeter’ phenomenon
  • 25 Feb Breaking the yakuza’s grip
  • 5 Mar Are falling prices that bad?
  • 14 Mar Agriculture policies gone wild
  • 20 Mar Japan wasting its top resource
  • 27 Mar The limits of public opinion
  • 7 Apr Animal rights, terrorist tactics
  • 16 Apr The curse of ‘shikata ga nai’
  • 22 Apr Overlooking the real victims
  • 30 Apr A real chance for change?
  • 10 May No case for direct election
  • 22 May Politics slides as style prevails
  • 28 May Conservatives fighting an uphill battle
  • 23 Jun Past still weighs heavily today
  • 16 Jul Just concerns over jurisdiction
  • 23 Jul ‘Fair’ easier said than done
  • 30 Jul Foreign policy falls short
  • 7 Aug Loner behavior vexes allies
  • 20 Aug No place for arrogant science
  • 24 Aug The time for talking is over
  • 3 Sep Health care coming up short
  • 17 Sep Refugees owed safe havens
  • 24 Sep Tories lost in the wilderness
  • 30 Sep Force and reason required
  • 22 Oct Terrorism must be defeated
  • 2 Nov Removing blinkers on trade
  • 18 Nov War’s stakes lost on critics
  • 26 Nov Freedom in the line of fire
  • 8 Dec Look of Japan belies reality
  • 25 Dec Conservatives out of touch


  • 14 Jan Hardly another Argentina
  • 30 Jan Japanese-British links after 100 years
  • 11 Feb Blame economy for weak yen
  • 14 Feb Force alone can’t beat terror
  • 24 Feb Dirty business taking a toll
  • 28 Mar Strategy for attacking Iraq
  • 2 Apr Ending myths about lifestyle
  • 13 Apr China: opportunity or threat
  • 22 Apr Role remains for British royalty
  • 30 Apr How long will Koizumi last?
  • 9 May EU not growing anti-Semitic
  • 8 Jun A right royal celebration [The criticism of Japanese imperial household aroused a riposte from the Grand Chamberlain]
  • 13 Jun Facing need for immigrants
  • 22 Jun Media: bulwark of democracy
  • 1 Jul Tough talk is no key to success
  • 27 Jul U.S. policies compel criticism
  • 3 Aug Flaws mar proposed reforms
  • 10 Aug No cause to gloat over U.S.
  • 26 Aug Shrinking realm of privacy
    • 8 Sep Flawed jamboree had value
  • 17 Sep When to ‘sup with the devil’
  • 20 Sep Japan as a ‘banana republic’?
  • 17 Oct Face down lobbies, factions
  • 29 Oct Liberalize farm trade now
  • 9 Nov Overwhelming school ordeals
  • 24 Nov Pyongyang’s threat to peace
  • 30 Nov Opposition, come out please
  • 23 Dec Fundamentalism twists ethics of religions
  • 28 Dec Keep a close eye on prisons


  • 4 Jan Pluses and minuses of 2002
  • 21 Jan Halting the small-arms trade
  • 23 Jan Restructure job stress levels
  • 3 Feb Is the press fulfilling its role?
  • 14 Feb Blair makes a case for war
  • 26 Feb Transatlantic arrogance defeats unity
  • 18 Mar U.N. still a valuable forum
  • 15 Apr Koizumi still Japan’s best hope
  • 28 Apr Mixed marks for the Iraq war
  • 12 May A rocky British partnership
  • 29 May Change hasn’t halted decline
  • 7 Jun Do G-8 summits have value?
  • 14 Jun Questioning U.S. intelligence
  • 2 Jul Pyongyang: keep the gloves on for now
  • 9 Jul Human rights under siege worldwide
  • 22 Jul Foot-in-mouth disease spreads among pols
  • 30 Jul Unwise cuts in Japan studies
  • 16 Aug Bridging the U.S.-EU gap
  • 22 Aug Getting realistic on defense
  • 7 Sep Exams fail to rock the boat
  • 19 Sep Old political drum beats on
  • 20 Oct Pension plans on life-support
  • 1 Nov Break the chain of violence
  • 10 Nov Britain needs political center
  • 27 Nov Across the Bush-Briton gap
  • 13 Dec Not a two-part system yet
  • 22 Dec Courageous decision on Iraq


  • 18 Jan Authoritarian threat grows
  • 24 Jan Tolerance in the name of God
  • 1 Feb Paying more for education
  • 14 Feb The fallibility of intelligence
  • 2 Mar Stomach to cut government
  • 10 Mar No easy answers to immigration issues
  • 22 Mar BBC still plays a vital role
  • 1 Apr Lowering risks from WMD
  • 25 Apr Denying terror a moral gain
  • 30 Apr Tunnel vision on Japan trade
  • 12 May Disillusionment over Iraq
  • 3 Jun 1-2 punch to modern health
  • 19 Jun Where has America gone?
  • 12 Jul EU visions go head to head
  • 20 Jul Time, terror shadow oil era
  • 5 Aug Sincerity is not good enough
  • 13 Aug An uphill battle for women
  • 25 Aug World faces another humanitarian crisis
  • 1 Sep Animal rightists or terrorists
  • 12 Sep New EU gears could grind
  • 20 Sep Curb spread of WMD in U.S.
  • 27 Sep Reforming the United Nations
  • 3 Oct Bleak hopes for democracy
  • 18 Oct Balancing work with other ways of life
  • 26 Oct British pension crisis looms
  • 10 Nov Dealing with the nuclear-threat hydra
  • 22 Nov Liberals should stand proud
  • 6 Dec Japan’s response to threats
  • 20 Dec Weigh anti-terror measures
  • 27 Dec Democracy by cookie cutter


  • Jan Britain governed by nannies
  • 6 Feb Boundary that won’t stretch
  • 22 Feb Curtain raised on a new act
  • 21 Mar Getting education on track
  • 6 Apr Security quest curtailing vital freedoms
  • 19 Apr Libya hasn’t changed its spots
  • 27 Apr Electoral fatigue takes a toll n Britain
  • 2 May Mending Japan-China ties
  • 11 May The failures to counteract inhumanity
  • 28 May The serious side of Britain
  • 8 Jun EU muddles forth with market intact
  • Jun Perverse allusions to glory
  • 9 Jul Blair pinpoints EU challenges
  • 16 Jul The terrorists won’t succeed
  • 25 Jul Britain’s tolerance put to test
  • 18 Aug Double standards don’t help
  • 29 Aug Watershed election for Japan
  • 12 Sep Learning Katrina’s lessons
  • 12 Oct New authoritarian ways cross the line
  • 24 Oct How clear is Japan’s future?
  • 6 Nov Slow relief adds to peril
  • 19 Nov Hail parliamentary democracy
  • 9 Dec Put a lid on the provocations
  • 26 Dec Amazing grace towards torture


  • 19 Jan Still plagued by sleazy politics
  • 3 Feb Avoiding energy ultimatums
  • 20 Feb The ‘freedom’ to disrespect
  • 8 Mar Can monarchical systems survive?
  • 16 Mar How effective is local rule?
  • 13 Apr Polish Japan’s image abroad
  • 20 Apr Scandals over political funding
  • 27 Apr Has Japan changed for better?
  • 12 May Fixing the freedom to move
  • 3 Jun Soccer, flags and nationalism
  • 12 Jun Needed: new energy sources
  • 3 Jul Japan’s whaling policy – A public-relations disaster
  • 3 Aug Blair is wrong on Lebanon
  • 26 Aug Politicians in fantasyland
  • 8 Sep Recovery from failed policy
  • 12 Oct The China challenge . Great problems and promise
  • 24 Nov Breaking te trade impasse


  • 16 Jan Unhappy state of education
  • 27 Feb The legacy of failing to learn
  • 19 Mar Blair’s failed crackdown – British crime and punishment
  • 27 Mar A Japanese sense of humor?
  • 16 Apr Preserving the countryside
  • 10 May Who benefits from M&A?
  • 21 May Handling a truculent Russia
  • 8 Jun Vanity in spinning a legacy
  • 30 Jun Britain’s future tied to Europe
  • 18 Jul The terrorists in our midst
  • 27 Jul Scripting the exit from Iraq
  • 9 Aug How to deal with disasters
  • 25 Aug Battling aviation pollution and congestion
  • 6 Sep Help wanted from the richest
  • 28 Sep Bank crisis exposes limits of confidence
  • 7 Oct Advancing the study of Japan in Britain
  • 19 Oct Brown-out week in Britain
  • 2 Nov Dealing with the Iran threat
  • 30 Nov Blame for administrative incompetence
  • 7 Dec Cagey political fundraising
  • 20 Dec The Hypocrisy of Nations – ‘Supping with the devil’ to sign a deal


  • 7 Jan Gut reaction to immigration
  • 26 Jan Democracy is not a panacea
  • 15 Feb U.S. campaign fires up Brits
  • 29 Feb Long road to less carbon use
  • 15 Mar Still mired in parochialism
  • 29 Mar Flaws in criminal justice
  • 12 Apr Games failing to meet Olympian ideals
  • 25 Apr World must shame African leaders into taking action
  • 14 May Protection ism won’t solve crisis
  • 29 May Prime ministers in trouble
  • 21 Jun Security versus freedom
  • 27 Jun Loving and loathing the EU
  • 11 Jul Giving corruption the boot
  • 18 Jul Cliches won’t rescue Earth
  • 19 Aug Watch the post-Game meddling
  • 26 Aug Terms of amity for Britain, Japan
  • 12 Sep The future of mini-states
  • 25 Sep Will bankers ever learn
  • 9 Oct Criteria for good leadership
  • 22 Oct Playing the blame game
  • 12 Nov Afghanistan and Pakistan; Can terrorism be eradicated?
  • 26 Nov Common sense versus PC
  • 10 Dec Don’t allow terrorists to win
  • 22 Dec Japan’s global invisibility


  • 7 Jan Lessons of the credit crunch
  • 16 Jan Enough to put off a multi-tasker
  • 4 Feb Protectionism not the answer
  • 13 Feb Blaming bankers’ bonuses
  • 6 Mar Human rights in recession
  • 25 Mar Wrestling with job losses as the recession deepens
  • 17 Apr Taxing times for the rich
  • 28 Apr Politicians on the make
  • 13 May The dead weight of a stubborn politician
  • 21 May The way forward in Afghanistan
  • 12 Jun The deficits of democracy
  • 14 Jun The will to deal imaginatively with a criis
  • 17 Jul Scrutinizing fitness to lead
  • 28 Jul Challenge of a straight question
  • 11 Aug Seven topics for a summer day
  • 2 Sep Justice, clemency and U.K. politics
  • 11 Sep Shifting balances of power
  • 29 Sep Divining Japan’s new leadership amid the expectations of change
  • 8 Oct Bureaucracy gone mad
  • 22 Oct Does Japan really want to stay competitive?
  • 18 Nov Flaws on criminal justice
  • 24 Nov An able, nonpolitical civil service
  • 4 Dec Wishing the science away
  • 19 Dec An abuse of intelligence
  • 21 Dec No such thing as classless
  • 25 Dec Ever-widening pay gaps


  • 6 Feb Tony Blair in denial
  • 3 Mar Zero tolerance for bullying
  • 12 Mar Rule of law vs. security
  • 6 Apr Getting a leg up on health care
  • 11 Apr Which way will the British go?
  • 9 May Will the euro live through the Greek crisis?
  • 10 May Coalition off to a good start
  • 15 Jun Poor grades for U.K. schools
  • 18 Jun Recipes for curbing deficits
  • 7 Jul The price of living longer
  • 17 Jul U.K> eyes welfare reform
  • 2 Aug Go past Koizumi’s reforms to restore the Meiji spirit
  • 24 Aug Save overseas assistance
  • 4 Sep Coalition on the right track
  • 15 Sep Corruption is not very sporting
  • 24 Sep Pope in a secularized state
  • 27 Oct A British lesson for Japan?
  • 30 Oct A diet for Britain’s defense
  • 21 Nov To fold on rights is not an option
  • 24 Nov Japan’s declining prestige
  • 6 Dec Frankly, says the diplomat


  • 25 Jan Inflation and food supplies
  • 28 Jan China, charmer and bully
  • 17 Feb What became of the Meiji spirit?
  • 2 Mar Dawn of Arab democracy?
  • 24 Mar Japan’s moment of crisis
  • 17 Apr The confidence to look out again
  • 2 May Limits to blocking tyranny
  • 11 May Justified, but we’re no safer
  • 20 May Folly of official obfuscation
  • 2 Jun Privacy and public interest
  • 21 Jun Angst-fueled energy policy
  • 23 Jun Is there an Afghan solution?
  • 16 Jul A media empire crumbles
  • 9 Aug Threat from the antidemocrats
  • 17 Aug Britain gropes or solutions
  • 14 Sep Prospects for the Arab spring
  • 27 Sep Groping for a path to jobs
  • 17 Oct Steady growth in euro-skeptic club
  • 24 Oct Olympus case a black mark for Japan
  • 10 Nov Open markets key to growth
  • 24 Nov Mounting anger is no surprise
  • 6 Dec Growth on austerity road
  • 16 Dec Foiling the threat from Iran


  • 16 Jan British influence and the EU
  • 18 Jan Loyalty alone is not enough
  • 7 Feb Capital pain: pay, bonuses
  • 20 Feb Media and law enforcement
  • 8 Mar Rethinking the welfare state
  • 21 Mar Nearing the end of tyranny?
  • 5 Apr The stubborn stench of money politics
  • 25 Apr Reining in rich tax dodgers
  • 9 May Discontent with politicians
  • 16 May The corruption and hypocrisy of China’s Communist Party
  • 9 Jun Jubilee a very British occasion
  • 21 Jun What can be done about Syria?
  • 6 Jul Culture of greedy hypocrites
  • 17 Jul Britain’s engendered breed
  • 2 Aug The Olympic extravaganza
  • 23 Aug Legacy of the 2012 Games
  • 5 Sep Paralympics a smash success
  • 13 Sep Airports: too few or too many?
  • 5 Oct Hotheads feed off Senkakus
  • 24 Oct Free speech must be defended
  • 1 Nov Fix U.K.’s irrational visa policy
  • 28 Nov Failures in market economies
  • 5 Dec Cast your ballots carefully
  • 14 Dec Press and internet freedom


  • 5 Jan Gender equality key to Japan’s future prosperity
  • 16 Jan Rewriting history is unwise
  • 5 Feb Abenomics’ missing the mark
  • 24 Feb Reining in the welfare costs
  • 17 Mar Where’s the world policeman when you need one?
  • 6 Apr Graft: a cancer on society
  • 9 Apr How safe are the EU banks?
  • 17 Apr The ‘Iron Lady’ and Japan
  • 10 May Vicissitudes of health care
  • 16 May UKIP rides wave od discontent
  • May Butchery on a London street [murder of Lee Rigby on 22 May]
  • 14 Jun It takes a global village to ensure fair, safe trade
  • 5 Jul The cyber highway potholes
  • 10 Jul Revolution and democracy
  • 5 Aug Japan’s British investments
  • 8 Aug Gaffe-prone leaders are doing Japan no favors
  • 7 Sep U.K.’s response to Syrian crisis
  • 23 Sep Balancing freedom, security
  • 2 Oct Flaws in Britain’s health care
  • 14 Oct The freedom of belief and religion
  • 7 Nov Good, bad and ugly hacking
  • 12 Nov The refugees deserving of tolerance
  • 10 Dec Brits feel squeeze on income
  • 18 Dec Is a U.K. breakup in sight?


  • 14 Jan Abe should end Yasukuni visits
  • 25 Jan Playing with fire is dangerous
  • 5 Feb Abe’s reactionary leadership
  • 19 Feb NHK’s neutrality is essential
  • 10 Mar Abe’s rightwing threatens to cause a flap for business
  • 19 Mar Combating climate change
  • 11 Apr Threats to the world order
  • 14 May Human rights and religion
  • 27 May Are disasters inherent risks?
  • 3 Jun EU shock may spur reforms
  • 13 Jun Challenges of 1944 remain
  • 8 Jul Let dinosaur aspirations die
  • 12 Aug Threat from Putin’s Russia
  • 20 Aug The Islamic extremist threat
  • 10 Sep Political correctness must not be allowed to hide the truth
  • 23 Sep U.K. stays intact, promising more o]powers to nationalists
  • 3 Oct The reluctant warriors against Islamic State
  • 22 Oct Future of Chinese democracy
  • 1 Nov Does right-wing extremism threaten Japan’s democracy?
  • 1 Dec Voters tiring of status quo
  • 15 Dec Political and economic factors driving devolution
  • 22 Dec Push economic reforms, not a revisionist agnda


  • 17 Jan Press freedoms threatened
  • 26 Jan Health care pressures grow
  • 4 Feb Defeating Nazism : a just war
  • 5 Feb Ending aggression in East Asia
  • 7 Mar Under Putin, Russia poses a growing threat to peace
  • 10 Mar Threats from Islamic extremists
  • 8 Apr No clear victors in U.K. debate
  • 15 Apr Japan’s prickly revisionists
  • 14 May Don’t trust the U.K. pollsters
  • 19 May Disillusionment with Japan
  • 3 Jun Cameron’ work is cut out
  • 16 Jun Will Japan repeat past errors?
  • 6 Jul The unstoppable human tide
  • 25 Jul The Greek tragedy continues
  • 5 Aug Hiroshima after 70 years
  • 18 Aug Abe’s unconvincing attempt to whitewash Japan’s history
  • 21 Sep The Syrian crisis’s tangled web
  • 23 Sep A parliamentary democracy needs a viable opposition
  • 20 Oct Abe eroding Japan’s soft power
  • 29 Oct Chinese affluence speaks loudly in London
  • 13 Nov Japan’s place in the world
  • 20 Nov Japan’s population problem
  • 7 Dec Japan has little to gain by resuming its whale hunt
  • 28 Dec The folly of a British ‘Brexit’


  • 12 Jan Nostalgia versus prospects
  • 30 Jan Abe’s misplaced priorities
  • 19 Feb Dangerous wave of discontent
  • 28 Feb To stay in or go out, that is the question for U.K.
  • 19 Mar The growth of Chauvinism
  • 29 Mar Saudi Arabia versus Iran
  • 12 Apr Press freedoms under attack
  • 14 Apr Closing the tax loopholes
  • 11 May Protectionism on the rise
  • 26 May The business of corruption
  • 10 Jun Just say no ro leaving the EU
  • 29 Jun U.K.’s mid-summer madness
  • 13 Jul Britain should reflect on its self-inflicted mess
  • 25 Jul FTAs easier said than done
  • 10 Aug Combatting the terrorist threat
  • 12 Aug Reappraising Japan-U.K. ties
  • 16 Aug Modernizing the Imperial house’s succession law
  • 6 Sep U.K. needs a reality check
  • 22 Sep Trump’s nightmare menace
  • 13 Oct Just say no to ‘hard Brexit’
  • 8 Nov Keeping Japan in the U.K.
  • 24 Nov Trump tremors shake the world
  • 2 Dec The tyranny of the majority
  • 16 Dec Defining national interest
  • 24 Dec Japan’s image and culture


  • 12 Jan Speaking truth to power
  • 24 Jan U.K. illusions of grandeur
  • 2 Feb Theresa May got Trumped
  • 16 Feb U.S. rule of law under threat

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