Born Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan 1858. Educated Kaisei School & University College, London. Died 1939.
Professor of Chemistry, University of Tokyo 1882-1919. Elected to The House of Peers 1920. Member of The Imperial Academy, became President 1926. President National Research Council 1925. Privy Councillor 1926. President 3rd Pan-Pacific Science Conference.
Honorary Member of the following:
Chemical Society, France.
Society of The Chemical Industry.
Royal Institute, Great Britain.
American Chemical Society.
Academy of Sciences U.S.S.R.
Chemical Society of Poland.
Chemical Society, London.
Hon.Fellow University College, London.
Made study trips to Europe & America. Improved Beckman's methods of determining boiling points of various solutions. Raised teaching of chemistry in Japan to level of Europe & America.
This set of 4 10" 78 sides was recorded in Japan the year Professor Sakurai was elected an Honorary fellow of University College, London. Whether it was recorded before or after he attended the dinner I do not know. In his speech Sakurai describes his experiences as a student at University College, London in the late 1870s and early 1880s. One of his teachers was the famous English physicist, Sir Oliver Lodge, who in the late 1920s/early 1930s recorded two lectures for Columbia's International Educational Society. They were an Introduction to Physics (4 sides) & Time and Space (2 sides).
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