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Movers & Shapers: Japan - UK Relations Seminar Series VII - Mutsu Hirokichi

A lecture on the personal and professional achievments of the Japanese diplomat Mutsu Hirokichi on a making a genuine Anglo-Japan bond possible.

Following his first journey to Britain in 1887 as a student, Hirokichi Mutsu was to return nearly 20 years later as a diplomat at the Japanese embassy with a remarkable distinction - newly married to an English wife who had followed him back to Japan after their meeting during his initial visit to these shores. He was then to make a great contribution to the Japan-British exhibition celebrating the Anglo-Japanese alliance in 1910 and through both his professional and personal activities was a diplomat who truly made a genuine Anglo-Japan bond possible.

Our speaker Dr Ayako Hotta-Lister is a historian who received a Ph.D in International History studying Anglo-Japanese relations at the London School of Economics. She has previously researched the Japan-British exhibition of 1910, presented many papers on the Anglo-Japanese alliance and contributed chapters to the Britain and Japan:Biographical Portraits series and the book Japanese Envoys in Britain.


Dr Ayako Hotta-Lister | talks


Date and Time:

11 November 2009 at 6:30 pm


2 hours 30 minutes



The Japan Foundation
Russell Square House
10-12 Russell Square
020 7436 6695

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