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GLOVER, Thomas Blake (1838-1911)

Born in Fraserburgh, Scotland, he went to Japan in 1859. He made a massive contribution to the modernization and industrialization of Japan,  playing a major part in the foundation of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the Kirin Brewery. His Nagasaki mansion, which has links to the setting for Madam Butterfly, was presented to the Japanese nation by Mitsubishi and is a very popular tourist destination, and, in an act of further homage , Mitsubishi acquired the Glover family home in Scotland and presented it to the Grampian-Japan Trust.

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