1890 May 1 to November – Tannaker‘s Japanese Village at the Edinburgh International Exhibition
1891 September – The Japan Society of London is founded
1892 Tannaker bankrupt
1893 Tannaker discharged from bankruptcy
1894 July – Unequal Treaties revised. Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Commerce and Navigation signed.
1894 July to April 1895 Sino-Japanese War resulting in Treaty of Shimonoseki, and China’s cession of Formosa (Taiwan) and the Penghu Islands to Japan.
1894 August – Tannaker Buhicrosan dies
1894 Thomas Glover becomes head of Japan Brewery Company (predecessor of Kirin Beer) and then resigns and goes into semi retirement
1895 Shoda Heigoro, Nippon Yusen company director, travels to Europe to negotiate with European-Far Eastern Conference, to prepare for new NYK service to Europe.
1896 Nippon Yusen shipping company opens branch in London – begins operating its European Line
1897 George Osborn (born in Japan in 1870 to Percival and Seto nee Ogawa Osborn) joins Okura Gumi in London
1898 Kadono Juukuro is manager of Okura London Branch
1898 Kansai Trading Company open office in Manchester with S Ishiyama and Matsumoto Yonekichi
1899 Extraterritoriality for British citizens in Japan ends.