History

History December 2018

First Briton in Japan

William Adams (1564–1620)
History November 2018

British Foreign Secretaries and Japan, 1850–1990

Aspects of the Evolution of British Foreign Policy
History October 2018

Past, present and future

History September 2018

Recent history of the BCCJ

In pictures
History August 2018

Coals to Newcastle ...

... or selling electronics to Japan (Part III)
History August 2018

The British samurai

Tracing the life and journey of William Adams
History July 2018

Coals to Newcastle ...

... or selling electronics to Japan (Part II)
History June 2018

Coals to Newcastle ...

... or selling electronics to Japan (Part I).
History May 2018

Britain and Japan: A close relationship

Documenting the figures behind the two countries’ ties
History

Turning the page

Old issues of BCCJ magazine reveal evolution of UK–Japan ties
History March 2018

Happy Birthday, BCCJ!

It’s our Platinum jubilee (1948-2018): Part II
History February 2018

Happy Birthday, BCCJ!

It’s our Platinum jubilee (1948-2018): Part I
History June 2017

Shared history

The Sengan-en stately home in Kagoshima sits at the heart of UK–Japan relations
History October 2016

Karma Chameleon

A life between contradictions
History September 2016

Summer retreat

Symbol of UK–Japan friendship is reborn
History August 2016

Japan’s isle of modern ruin

Past and future of Gunkanjima
History February 2014

Great Legacy of “Japan’s Keynes”

On a very cold snowy morning, about 100 armed soldiers barged into my great-grandfather’s residence in Akasaka and ruthlessly murdered him.
History August 2013

Blood Diaries

Research by a historian at The University of Manchester indicates that soldiers of all nations who fought in the Far East during World War II were partly radicalised to commit atrocities by their own diaries.
History April 2013

Truth and Lies

A former British soldier has written what is probably the most authoritative and painstakingly researched book on the 1942 fall of Singapore.
History January 2013

Helping the Enemy

A new book by a World War II veteran has shed light on a little-known postscript to the conflict in the Far East—and one that was officially denied by the UK government of the day.
History September 2012

The Namamugi Incident

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Namamugi Incident, the conflict in which samurai killed a British trader, resulting in feudal Japan being brought into the modern era.