Dr Kazuo Tamayama is secretary of the Japan-British Society, is actively involved in the reconciliation of the Japanese and British peoples, and was awarded an honorary MBE in 1998.
John Nunneley fought the Japanese in Burma, and was wounded in 1944. He is chairman of the Burma Campaign Fellowship Group, which exists to promote British-Japanese friendship.
Geoff Thomas played for seven clubs in a football career of almost 20 years, but he was most closely associated with Crystal Palace, who he led to the FA Cup final in 1990. He won nine caps for England. In July 2003, he was diagnosed with leukaemia, and on being given the all-clear decided to ride in the Tour de France in 2005.
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