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Japanese students in Britain

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Japanese students in Britain

The first Japanese students in the United Kingdom arrived in the nineteenth century, sent to study at University College London by the Chōshū and Satsuma domains, then the Bakufu (Shogunate). Later many studied at Cambridge University and a smaller number at Oxford University until the end of the Meiji period. The reason for sending them was to catch up with the West by modernizing Japan. Since the 1980s, Japanese students in the United Kingdom have become common thanks to cheaper air travel.

Chōshū Five (1863)

At University College London supervised by Professor Alexander William Williamson

  • Shunsuke ITO (later Hirobumi ITO)
  • Monta INOUE (later Kaoru INOUE)
  • Yakichi NOMURA (later Masaru INOUE)
  • Kinsuke ENDO
  • Yozo YAMAO

Satsuma students (1865)

15 Satsuma students, one from Tosa and one from Nagasaki. Two supervisors (ometsuke). This group also studied at University College London which was open to students of all religions.

and others

Bakufu students (1866)


  • Kawaji Taro
  • Nakamura Keisuke

Students: (12)

  • Naruse Jogoro
  • Toyama Sutehachi,
  • Mitsukuri Keigo
  • Fukuzawa Einosuke (no relation of Fukuzawa Yukichi)
  • Hayashi Tozaburo (later Hayashi Tadasu)
  • Ito Shonosuke
  • Okukawa Ichiro
  • Yasui Shinpachiro
  • Mitsukuri Dairoku (later Kikuchi Dairoku)
  • Ichikawa Morisaburo
  • Sugi Tokujiro
  • Iwasa Genji

Students in the Meiji era

Cambridge University

Oxford University

Naval trainees


After World War II

See also


  • Cobbing, Andrew. 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
  • 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
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