Richard Arthur Brabazon Ponsonby-Fane. Pictures: Alamy
Jason Wordie
Opinion

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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

How a legendary Hong Kong eccentric fell under spell of Japan, like many of colony’s British residents

Richard Arthur Brabazon Ponsonby-Fane, a larger-than-life Englishman and ‘confirmed bachelor’, was far from alone in his affinity for all things Japanese – but few went so far as to move to the country, as he did with a young ‘secretary’

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Richard Arthur Brabazon Ponsonby-Fane. Pictures: Alamy
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