Japanese Students in Britain
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Japanese Students in Britain
Japanese students in the United Kingdom arrived in the nineteenth century, sent to study at University College London by the Ch?sh? and Satsuma domains, then the Bakufu (Shogunate). Many went on to study at Cambridge University and a smaller number at Oxford University until the end of the Meiji period. The primary motive for this was an effort to modernise Japan in the long run. Since the 1980s, Japanese students in the United Kingdom have become common thanks to cheaper air travel.
University College London supervised by Professor Alexander William Williamson
Satsuma students (1865)
15 Satsuma students, one from Tosa and one from Nagasaki, and 4 supervisors (
ometsuke). This group also studied at
University College London which was open to students of
Niiro Hisanobu(Niiro Chuz?) - Leader of Students, Kar? of Satsuma-Han
Matsuki K?an (later Terashima Munenori) - Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Minister of Education
Godai Tomoatsu (Godai Saisuke) - Founder of Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Osaka Securities Exchange
Mori Arinori - 1st Minister of Education, Founder of Hitotsubashi University
Machida Hisanari - ?metsuke of Satsuma-Han, 1st Curator of Imperial Museum of Japan (later Tokyo National Museum)
Machida Shinsir? - brother of Machida Hisanari
Machida Seiz? (later Takarabe Saneyuki) - brother of Machida Hisanari
Hatakeyaka Hatanosuke (later Hatakeyama Yoshinari) - head of Kaisei Gakk? (?, one of predecessor of University of Tokyo), member of Iwakura Mission
Murahashi Hisanari - founder of brewery of Kaitakushi (Hokkaido Development Commission), later Sapporo Brewery
Asakura Moriaki (later Asakura Moriaki) redeveloper of Ikuno Silver Mine
Sameshima Naonobu - Envoy to France
Matsumura Junz? - Vice Admiral of Imperial Japanese Navy, Director of Imperial Japanese Naval Academy
Takami Yaichi (former ?ishi Danz?) formerly r?nin of Tosa-Han, assassin of Yoshida T?y?
Yoshida Kiyonari - Envoy to USA
Isonaga Hirosuke (later Nagasawa Kanaye) - winemaker of Fountain Grove Winery in California
Nakamura Hironari (or Nakamura Hakuai) - Ministry to Belgium, member of House of Peers Hori Takayuki - Interpreter of Dutch language in Nagasaki
Togo Ainoshin - died in Boshin War
Bakufu students (1866)
Students in the Meiji era
After World War II
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The Japanese Discovery of Victorian Britain. RoutledgeCurzon, London, 1998. ISBN 1-873410-81-6 Cobbing, Andrew.
The Satsuma Students in Britain: Japan's Early Search for the Essence of the West. Curzon Press, 2000. ISBN 1-873410-97-2
, by Noboru Koyama, translated by Ian Ruxton Japanese Students at Cambridge University in the Meiji Era, 1868-1912: Pioneers for the Modernization of Japan , (Lulu Press, September 2004, ISBN 1-4116-1256-6). Gardiner, Michael.
At the Edge of Empire: The Life of Thomas B. Glover. Birlinn, Edinburgh, 2007. ISBN 1-84158-544-0 The History of the satsuma students , by Satsuma Students Museum