I am a member of the International Society for Japanese Philately (Director), The British Society for Japanese Philately (Editor and Publisher of Kiku Shimbun), a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, and until 2000 a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London, this I had to resign as I became a part time dealer.
I started to collect the postal history of Japan during the mid 1970's, collecting the incoming and outgoing mail of the Foreign Post Offices of Japan. A significant collection was built up of the British, French and United States post offices in Japan and this was exhibited internationally and winning Large Gold medals by the mid 1980's. During 1983 and onwards a series of my articles were published in "Postal History" the bulletin of the Postal History Society discussing Japanese postal history.
My current collecting interests are in the Military Mail of Japan, this covers all periods from the Sino-Japanese War, Boxer Rebellion, Russo-Japanese War, World War I, Siberian Expedition, Shanghai Expedition, Manchurian Incident, China and World War II. I am preparing collections for exhibit at international level in the subjects Russo-Japanese War and Japan in World War II.
As editor of "Kiku Shimbun" I have published many articles dealing with many different aspects of Japanese philately and postal history.
On my retirement in the year 2000 I set up a small part time business in the field of Japanese philately, my company name being Japan Philatelic Group Limited, being an exclusive importer from Japan of albums, books and catalogues.