Kotaro Motoki Japan Scotland

Biography of Kotaro Motoki

Motoki Kotaro was selected by the Ministry of Education to study at Glasgow University between 1880 and 1883, during which time he studied Mathematics, Engineering and Naval Architecture.

Kotaro returned to Japan in 1887, where he eventually succeeded his father's, Nagihisa, printing business in Tsukiji in central Tokyo. He would become a famous philanthropist, investing a significant amount of money in social welfare.


Archival Materials

  • R9/1/6 Class Catalogue, 1880-85


Kotaro Motoki
Born 1860.
GU Degree: Science and Engineering, 1880-1883;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: engineers
English snippet: Engineering student at the University of Glasgow
Record last updated: 8th Feb 2013

Country Associations

Japan Japan, Tokyo
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student