British Japan Consular Service

Britain had a functioning consular service in Japan from 1859 after the signing of the 1858 Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Amity and Commerce between James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin and the Tokugawa Shogunate until 1941 when war was declared by Britain on Japan as the ally of the United States after the Attack on Pearl Harbor.

Notable officials

*William George Aston
*Abel Gower
*John Harington Gubbins
*Joseph Henry Longford, served 1869-1902
*Ernest Mason Satow, served 1862-83

ee also

* Anglo-Japanese relations
* Yokohama Archives of History

Further reading

* "Britain's Japan Consular Service, 1859-1941" by J.E. Hoare in "Britain & Japan: Biographical Portraits, Volume II", ed. Ian Nish, 1997 ISBN 1-873410-62-X


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