Westerners like Glover were scared by Japanese people in that era. People called westerners ‘Ijin’ (means non-human) because they had never seen a blond person who had fair skin and green or blue eyes. It must have been hard to master Japanese for him. There was no Japanese textbook for foreigners and almost no one spoke in English in Japan. Considering those, his immigration to Japan must have been a challenging attempt.
Glover succeeded in his business, got married to a Japanese woman, had children between them and died in Japan.
Glaver’s son, Tomisaburo Kuraba (his English name is Tomisaburo Awajiya Glover) was born in Nagasaki on 28 January 1871. He moved to Tokyo in his childhood, following to his father’s transfer. He didn’t get used to living there since a mixed-race child was quite rare in Tokyo and he felt everyone gave him an odd look.
There were more mixed-race children in Nagasaki than in Tokyo. He loved Nagasaki and got married to a mixed-race woman there.
He lived a happy life until the Second World War brought him unhappiness. The Japanese government suspected all of foreigners after the Second World War began, and he was no exception. He was driven out of his mansion in Nagasaki and finally, he saw his hometown Nagasaki collapsed in the atomic bumb. He willed all his property to Nagasaki city and committed suicide soon after the Second World War ended.
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The late 19th century, a Scottish man who was sailing around the world finally arrived in Nagasaki, Japan. He was Thomas Blake Glover, known as a merchant of death in Bakumatsu and Meiji period in Japan. He founded his own firm at Nagasaki and sold ships, guns and gunpowder to the rebellious Satsuma,