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Hugh Cortazzi

Hugh Cortazzi was posted to British Commonwealth Air Forces in Japan in 1946, and he joined the British Foreign (later diplomatic) service in 1949. After retiring, he worked in the city of London and was an adviser to a number of Japanese companies. He was chairman of the council of the Japan Society from 1985-1995. Since 1983 he has researched and written a number of books about Japanese culture and history and has edited and compiled a series of books on personalities active in Anglo-Japanese relations.

For Hugh Cortazzi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Mar 18, 2016

The growth of chauvinism

Efforts must be made to stem the rise of populist politicians, who are exacerbating anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and anti-globalization sentiments.

Jan 29, 2016

Abe's misplaced priorities

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would be better off working on real-life problems like the stagnant economy than worrying about changing the Constitution, which has served Japan so well.