The Former Glover House, World Heritage Site!

On July 5, the “Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining” were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List (

One of the 23 component sites is the former residence of Scottish entrepreneur Thomas B. Glover (1838-1911), who made significant contributions to Japanese industrialization and to the establishment of many of the other component sites.

The first book of Flying Crane Press, The Glover House: An Illustrated History, provides a concise biography of Thomas B. Glover and his family, a description of the dramatic history of the building, and information on its postwar career as Nagasaki’s foremost tourist attraction.

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