The chapters of this book emerged from papers given at the Anglo-Japanese Alliance 1902 Centenary Conference held at Glasgow University in September 2002. This conference was made possible because of the extremely generous support of four organizations, the Toshiba International Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation. The vital support that they provided allowed scholars from four continents to gather in Scotland for three days to discuss all aspects of the history of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance. Without their support it is impossible to see how this book would have been compiled.
I would also like to thank the University of Glasgow for providing such an accommodating and hospitable venue for the conference and for its continuing support for the Scottish Centre for War Studies. Finally, particular thanks must be given to Miss Leigh Martin. Her work as the secretary of the centre not only made her instrumental in the planning and organization of the conference, she has been invaluable in the process of assembling this volume.
Scottish Centre for War Studies
University of Glasgow