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 John Reddie Black

John Reddie Black

Birth
Fife, Scotland
Death 11 Jun 1880 (aged 52)
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Burial Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Memorial ID 79267345 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: Rebecca Ewing Peterson
  • Added: 25 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79267345
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Reddie Black (8 Jan 1828–11 Jun 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79267345, citing Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan ; Maintained by Rebecca Ewing Peterson (contributor 46987065) .