George Sansom

George Sansom

George Bailey Sansom, also known as G.B. Sansom, (born November 28, 1883 in London, England; died March 8, 1965 in Tuscon, Arizona) was a British diplomat and academic. Sansom held varied positions with the British legation in Japan, including secretary to the ambassador, commercial secretary, and commercial counsellor, all while working on translations and writing extensively on Japan. During World War II, he acted as adviser to the Ministry of Economic Warfare before being evacuated to the United States and serving there as adviser to the ambassador in Washington. (Source: Kimura Appendix)


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