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Ian C. RUXTON

(pronounced ee-an RUCK-ston)

welcomes you to his Home Page!

My Motto/Philosophy: gLife is about Options!h

(The range of options should always be extended if possible. And people should be free to use their own judgment to choose the right or the wrong option. This is said to be the favourite saying of Percy Montgomery.)


Here are three options for you. Click on one of the emblems above to visit KIT official pages.  The old emblem on the left leads to web pages in English (option 1), the new one on the right to Japanese (option 2). Or if you prefer just to scroll down this page, please feel free to take this (third) option!


From April 1, 2017 I am the third President of the International Association for Japan Studies (IAJS). We have an annual newsletter, a journal (since 2015) and a conference. The next conference will be at Waseda University (Tokyo) on December 2, 2017. Hope to see you there! My contribution to this yearfs newsletter is a report of my presentation at the annual conference held at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto last December.


2017 – January 1st – I appeared briefly in a programme on NHK BS Premium about Ernest Satowfs possible role in the Surrender without Bloodshed of Edo castle.  See my photo album here. I had to comment on Satowfs diaries (or rather lack of them) for the relevant period. My first time on Japanese television! ;-)


Life Science & Systems Engineering (LSSE, Wakamatsu campus, 2014)

KIT Faculty of Engineering introductory video (2009): Japanese ; English featuring myself


Message from the Dean, Professor Seiichi Serikawa (April 2016)

My official pages on the KIT website are here and here (Japanese).

My Ernest Satow page is here. An introduction of some of my books is on YouTube.


Kyutech launched a new postgraduate program in April 2013 called the Space Engineering International Course (SEIC) in collaboration with the UNfs Office of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). I am teaching the Japanese members of the program English for one semester per year.

 

Also in April 2013 the renovated dormitory was reopened on campus and a new TOEFL preparation course was started by myself. Our students need this as it is the main gateway to overseas study. They are doing TOEFL-ITP as they are freshman students.


RUGBY KIT RFC freshmen 2012 ; No Side photo – I am one of the Rugby Clubfs advisers.


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The Kilty Lads (Sir Harry Lauder, 1913) ; Waggle Of The Kilt (1906)

Greeting (audio file, my real voice!)

Professor of English, Department of Human Sciences , Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Sensui-cho 1-1, Tobata ward, Kitakyushu city, Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan   Post/zip code: 804-8550

My study tel/fax: 093-884-3446. (International: +81-93-884-3446)

letter  e-mail: 

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Seek, and Ye Shall Find!@K.I.T. Library (including VOD for Tobata campus only)G@search KIT Library in English or JapaneseGsearch the CiNii (gsigh-kneeh) database.@

My papers in Kyutacar (KITfs academic repository).

bing Translator

Relay Lecture (December 21, 2011, pdf)


Introduction to the Northcroft Collection (PDF, downloadable, 3.5MB approx..). This is a presentation which I made to the IAJS conference in Kyoto on 10 December 2016.


Photo albums on Facebook:

Cherry blossoms in Kokura at the castle (4 April 2011)

Meisen Archive at Kyushu Institute of Technology (5 July 2012)


UnionView (www.unionview.com)  gives an introduction to many UK universities, including KIT's partner, the University of Surrey.

KITfs English Language Programme at the University of Surrey (UniS) is run for three weeks every year from August to September. It began in 2010. I am the coordinator of the programme. Graduate school students only. Some further information on Powerpoints from one of the 2010 course members is here (English) and here (Japanese).

FINAL REPORTS 2014 (pdf, 17MB)

FINAL REPORTS 2013 (pdf, 98MB)

INTRODUCTION TO THE PRESENTATIONS GIVEN ON 30 NOVEMBER 2012 (pdf)

FINAL REPORTS 2012 (pdf, 115 pages, 26.5MB, free to download)

Final Reports 2011 (pdf, 103 pages, about 10MB); Final Reports 2010 (pdf, 15.7MB)


HOT NEWS

List of Presentations about Satow uploaded to the web (14 December 2016)

 

UPDATE (September 11, 2014)  Two new volumes of The Correspondence of Sir Ernest Satow, British Minister in Japan 1895-1900 have just been published: Volumes Three and Four. These are the final two volumes in this series. Volume 4 is letters from consular staff in Formosa, Japanfs new colony. Volume 3 includes letters from British diplomatic representatives elsewhere, colonial and India authorities, Royal Navy officers, Japanese government officials, foreign representatives in Tokyo and miscellaneous letters. Click on the covers for details.

See my Satow page or scroll down for Volumes One and Two.

 

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September 15, 2012. The Kindle version of eBaron Suematsu in Europe during the Russo-Japanese Warf has been published.


October 2011. My fourth translation from Japanese to English has now been published. Click on the front cover for more information! Or read the preview.

 

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Volume Two of Satowfs Correspondence in Japan 1895-1900 has been published in September 2011. Click on the front cover for more details.

 

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My new paperback book and e-book (pdf) has just appeared on amazon.com (April 9, 2010). It was first published in 2003 as a hardcover by Edition Synapse of Tokyo and apparently there are still a few hardcover copies left.

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FREE DOWNLOADABLE PREVIEW  KINDLE edition


My translation of Noboru Koyamafs book Japanese Students at Cambridge University in the Meiji Era is now available as a Kindle book as well as a paperback. Click on the cover!

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My Satow book (publication date September 1, 2009) is available in paperback here and on amazon.com:

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Click on the front cover!

The downloadable preview (pdf) is here.


My translation published on July 4, 2009 is available as a paperback here and from amazon.

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The Kindle book version:

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Click on the front covers! The hardcover version is also available from lulu.com here.

You are welcome to download the preview (pdf) also.


My Ernest Satow page is here.

My storefront is here.

 

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Download the preview of Sir Ernest Satowfs Private Letters to W.G. Aston and F.V. Dickins (published February 2008)

 


 

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Published on April 1, 2007: The Semi-Official Letters of British Envoy Sir Ernest Satow from Japan and China (1895-1906)

 

Book Preview

 

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Published on April 1, 2006: The Diaries of Sir Ernest Satow,

British Envoy in Peking (1900-06) in two volumes (Volume One ; Volume Two)

[Previews: Volume One; Volume Two ]

 

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The Correspondence of Sir Ernest Satow, British Minister in Japan (1895-1900), Volume One

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I greatly enjoyed being Master of Ceremonies (MC) at the Asiatic Society of Japanfs first meeting of 2011 on January 24th described in detail here. The Patron of the ASJ is HIH Princess Takamado.

Historical and International Japan is a blog by Professor Eleanor Robinson


The Japan Society (founded 1891)

 

The Foreign Section Trust is trying to preserve the foreign section of the Aoyama Reien municipal cemetery in central Tokyo which is in danger of being turned into a park.  This is one of a handful of foreign cemeteries in Japan. One of the important graves at Aoyama is that of Hugh Fraser. (Note – this is a pdf file. If you canft open it please upgrade your Acrobat Reader to the latest version here.)


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The Kindle version:

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My second translation, ULTIMATE CRUSH: Waseda University Rugby, Leadership and Building the Strongest Winning Team in Japan was first published in 2006, and has been slightly revised in 2009.@

 

It has been reviewed by Professor Ian Nish here.

 

Preview (pdf) with hyperlinks to the various editions: paperback, hardcover and digital.

 


My translation entitled Japanese Students at Cambridge University in the Meiji Era 1868-1912 (published September 2004) is now on sale online through my web page and my storefront. It is available from Lulu.com as a printed book and an e-book/download. The printed edition is also available from amazon.com and at other major online bookstores.

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You can download the preview of the 800th Anniversary limited edition here.


My Ernest Satow page is here. I gave a lecture about Satow in Tokyo 1895-1900 to the Asiatic Society of Japan on March 18, 2002 which is reported on the ASJ website here. A Wikipedia entry has been made for Satow here. The Japanese entry is here.


James Murdoch (1856-1921) was an interesting man!


My article about Duncan Boyes V.C. (1846-1869)
A wikipedia article about him is here.
Boyes won the Victoria Cross at the bombardment of Shimonoseki, Japan in 1864. 
Shimonoseki is very near where I live now. 
Duncan Boyes was my senpai (senior) at Cheltenham College, 
a very brave young man who met a tragic end.
He is buried in Dunedin, New Zealand - which makes it a truly global story.

Teaching: English conversation, communication and British culture (including Anglo-Japanese relations) to undergraduates, Masters and Doctoral candidates at Kyushu Institute of Technology .

I was the coordinator of the ICC relay lecture course (April – September 2001). In 2003 I gave a lecture on Professor William Edward Ayrton in Professor Okanofs series.

Research and Publications: Mainly Anglo-Japanese relations 1853-1929, especially Sir Ernest Satow. My publications list in English is here. Also I have helped some colleagues to develop the WebLEAP program as a web-based guide to writing in English. A list of my presentations is here.

Here is the Japanese version of my list of publications.@And I have recently finished translating a book into English about Japanese students at Cambridge University in the Meiji era (1868-1912).  This is a little-known story which I feel needs to be told in English. The bookfs title in Japanese is Hatenkou: Meiji Ryugakusei Retsuden.

Administration: Member of K.I.T. Home Page committee (university-wide) and Human Sciences Educational Planning committee. Coordinator of freshman English programme (Comprehensive English A) in the Engineering Faculty (Tobata campus). Formerly member of the K.I.T. student committee and international students committee.


NACSIS Webcat

Google

AltaVista
Yahoo!
Yahoo! Japan
Libraries

University of the Air in Japan (Hoso Daigaku) TV schedules


Pages for English students

The WebLEAP userfs manual in Japanese is here.

Internet TESL Journal self-study quizzes; Kathleen and Kenji Kitao's Quizzes@

Learn English with the BBC World Service


Admission Information

Why not study at KIT as a graduate or undergraduate ? Read all about it here.


SOME@USEFUL@LINKS

Sir Hugh Cortazzifs articles in the Japan Times. (He was British ambassador to Japan, 1980-84. The page updates automatically.)

Wikipedia is a goldmine of information on Japan and other countries. The current events page is here.

Japan 2001 festival in the UK

Search KITfs web pages with Namazu (catfish). The Japanese version is here and the English version is here.@

KIT Rugby Club needs YOU !!

Listen to B.B.C. Radio - excellent quality !@And to Classic FM live from the UK.

ITN online

Channel 4

What ails Japan ? A survey in The Economist iApril 18, 2002j


Bookshops Online

Amazon Books (the original online bookshop in the USA) has now got siblings: Amazon.co.uk (the British-based version) and Amazon.co.de (the German version). And now Amazon.co.jp.

Asian Rare Books in New York

Japanese Bookshops: Maruzen (with an English page here and a useful list of publishers); Kinokuniya

Academic Books

Try Heffers, the Cambridge bookshop, or if you would rather go to the other place there is BOB (Blackwells Online Bookshop) which is here.


I read the NEWS today, oh boy....

ABC News
CNN Interactive
The Economist

NHK home page with News in English (Real video) here.

The Weather Forecast for the world and the UK, courtesy of the UK Met Office.

A current weather satellite image for Europe and North Africa


The Universal Currency Converter. And another one is here.

Gateway Japan looks useful.@A clickable map of Japan is here.

English language newspapers in Japan include Asahi English news,

Mainichi Daily NewsCDaily Yomiuri and the Japan Times (since 1897).

 with Election 2001 results here

The Guardian and Observer

Electronic Telegraph (ET)

The Sunday Times

Financial Times

News International

The Daily Telegraph

The@Scotsman

The@London@Evening@Standard

The@Press (Christchurch, New Zealand)


Thank You for the Music....

Listen to National anthems of the world@and Japanese childrensf songs.

 

The Contemplatorfs Folk Music Site

 


Land of Hope and Glory...

The Official website of the British Monarchy

The Official website of HRH the Prince of Wales - opened November 1998.

Mark Holst's British links

Rule Britannia ! Let knowledge set you free...or should that in fact be Rule Britannica ?!

The British Library

British Council (Japan)

Gate UK - a site officially recognised by the British Embassy, Tokyo.

UK map (253K)

UK Sensitive map (academic)

The Official British Tourist Authority website is here.


Links to Cheltenham - my home town in the UK


This is Gloucestershire

Wallace & Gromit

Wallace (on his own, sans Gromit)

Check UK phone numbers with British Telecom here.

Diplomacy and Statecraft - an academic journal

European Union


Japanese Studies (a mostly serious, work-related section)

A flyer for my first book about Sir Ernest Satow is here, with an order form here. See also the Mellen Press website entry.

Edition Synapse of Tokyo publishes Japan-related works. So does Yushodo, also in Tokyo.

My article about Duncan Boyes V.C. (1846-1869)
A wikipedia article about him is here.
Boyes won the Victoria Cross at Shimonoseki, Japan in 1864. Shimonoseki is very near where I live now. Duncan Boyes was my senpai (senior) at Cheltenham College, 
a very brave young man who met a tragic end.
He is buried in Dunedin, New Zealand - which makes it a truly global story.
 

Japan 2001

The Japan Society, founded 1891.

 

The classified index@for Monumenta Nipponica is here.

 

The European Association for Japanese Studies home page.

(An overview of the EAJS website is here. The links page to other Japanese Studies organisations is here. The conference this year will be held in Lahti, Finland in August.)

SOAS has a Japan Research Centre.

 
 

Japanology studies at Trier University, Germany.

Toyo Bunko

 
 

Edo-Tokyo Museum

 
 

Jeffrey Friedl's Japanese <-> English Dictionary Server

 
 

Jack Halpern's links

 
 

J@Guide

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Local Foreigners of Note
 

Marty Kuhnert writes regularly about sport in Japan for Japanese newspapers. His links page is here. He also used to own a couple of popular bars in Kobe before the 1995 earthquake. Now (November 2004) he is General Manager of Rakuten Eagles pro baseball club!!@

 
Chris Flynn is an Australian who lives in Fukuoka and is a DJ for the local radio station 
Love-FM as well as teaching at Kyushu Institute of Information Sciences.

 

One of our KIT part-time teachers, Bob Burney, also used to run the Lucky Moon in Kokura. Now he runs a bar in Kokura called Around 5.
And another, Andrew Zitzmann, has just opened a web page about Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu Kicks.
Here is the Kitakyushu JETs page. Nice design !

PERSONAL PAGES

·         My  Background 
·         Activities/Interests/Plans  
·         Membership of Academic Societies 
·         Publications and Presentations 
·         Sister Universities of K.I.T. and Monbusho Policy 
·         Other  Interesting Things 

Phew ! Is it tea time yet ?


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matters Chronological

Japan Standard Time - JST -is nine hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time - GMT - and sixteen hours ahead of Seattle.

Here is some unofficial information on World Time Zones. And here is a World Clock which updates every minute.

 

Visitors

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This page was last updated on 11 January 2001 - or a

bit later.

Warning! These pages are always under construction.

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My study is in this building.

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Information Science Center page (in Japanese)
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A Location Map - where in Fukuoka

prefecture is Kyutech ?

A map of the area around Tobata campus is here