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Birth: Jan. 8, 1828
Fife, Scotland
Death: Jun. 11, 1880
Yokohama
Kanagawa, Japan

Scotish journalist, author, and singer.


After a failed business venture in Australia, Black launched a singing career in India, Australia, China, and Japan. He performed in Hong Kong Shanghai, and Yokohama in 1864, where he received spirited reviews in the local press.

In 1864, Albert Hansard offered J. R. Black a job in his auction business, and the next year a partnership in the Japan Herald. In 1867, the partnership declared bankruptcy, and in the same year Black founded his own newspaper, the "Japan Gazette", a daily evening paper coveraging the reform movements of the newly formed Meiji government. In 1870, he founded "The Far East", covering the history, arts, manners and customs of Japan. It was also the first newspaper in the East to use photographs in its printing process. In 1874, it expanded to Shanghai.

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Burial:
Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery
Yokohama
Kanagawa, Japan
 
Created by: Rebecca Ewing Peterson
Record added: Oct 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79267345
 


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 Added: Nov. 1, 2012
 
 
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