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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:

Defining national interest

/ Dec 15, 2016

Defining national interest

The election of Donald Trump should be worrying for anyone who advocates cooperation over confrontation and adherence to international law and international agreements.

Ignorance and prejudice rising

/ Oct 5, 2016

Ignorance and prejudice rising

If the world is to continue to benefit from trade liberalization and expansion, more needs to be done to provide transitional relief to workers disadvantaged by globalization.