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Title British Foreign Secretaries and Japan, 1850-1990 : Aspects of the Evolution of British Foreign Policy / ed. by Hugh Cortazzi, Anthony Best
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2022]
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Contents Frontmatter -- CONTENTS -- Introduction & Chapter Summaries -- List of Contributors -- Abbreviations/ Names and Name Order -- 1. British Relations with Japan, 1852-2017: An Overview -- 2. Lord John Russell, 1792-1878 -- 3. Lord Clarendon, 1800-1870 -- 4. Lord Granville, 1815-1891 -- 5. Lord Derby, 1826-1893 -- 6. Lord Salisbury, 1830-1903 -- 7. Lord Rosebery, 1847-1929 -- 8. Lord Kimberley, 1826-1902 -- 9. Lord Lansdowne, 1845-1927 -- 10. Sir Francis Bertie, 1844-1919 -- 11. Sir Edward Grey, 1862-1933 -- 12. Arthur James Balfour, 1848-1930 -- 13. Lord Curzon, 1859-1925 -- 14. James Ramsay MacDonald, 1866-1937 -- 16. Sir John Simon, 1873-1954 -- 17. Lord Lytton, 1876-1947 -- 18. Sir Samuel Hoare, 1880-1959 -- 19. Sir Anthony Eden, 1897-1977 -- 20. Lord Halifax, 1881-1959 -- 21. Lord Hankey, 1877-1963 and R.A. Butler, 1902-1982 and the 'Appeasement of Japan, 1939-1941 -- 22. Ernest Bevin, 1881-1951 -- 23. Winston Churchill, 1874-1965 -- 24. Britain and Japan, 1950-1990: -- 25. Sir Alec Douglas-Home, 1903-1995 -- 26. Edward Heath, 1916-2005 -- 27. Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013 -- 28. Sir Geoffrey Howe, 1926-2015 [Lord Howe of Aberavon] Foreign Secretary, 1983-89 -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary This book reviews the role of British Foreign Secretaries in the formulation of British policy towards Japan from the re-opening of Japan in the middle of the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth century. It also takes a critical look at the history of British relations with Japan over these years. Beginning with Lord John Russell (Foreign Secretary 1859-1865) and concluding with Geoffrey Howe (Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, 1983-1989), the volume also examines the critical roles of two British Prime Ministers in the latter part of the twentieth century, Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher, who ensured that Britain recognized both the reality and the opportunities for Britain resulting from the Japanese economic and industrial phenomenon. Heath's main emphasis was on opening the Japanese market to British exports. Thatcher's was on Japanese investment. This volume is a valuable addition to the Japan Society's series devoted to aspects of Anglo-Japanese relations which includes ten volumes of Britain & Japan: Biographical Portraits as well as British Envoys in Japan
Analysis edward heath
foreign policy
margaret thatcher
prime ministers
Notes In English
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Subject Diplomats -- Great Britain -- 19th century
Diplomats-Great Britain-History-19th century
Diplomats-Great Britain-History-20th century
Great Britain-Foreign relations-Japan-History
Japan-Foreign relations-Great Britain-History
Diplomats.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General.
Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
Author Best, Anthony, editor.
Best, Antony, contributor.
Buckley, Roger, contributor.
Cobbing, Andrew, contributor.
Cortazzi, Hugh, contributor.
Cortazzi, Hugh, editor.
Ferris, John, contributor.
Morton, Robert, contributor.
Nish, Ian, contributor.
Otte, Thomas, contributor.
Seki, Eiji, contributor.
Warren, David, contributor.
ISBN 189882374X
9781898823742