Thomas Blake Glover was born at 15 Commerce Street, Fraserburgh, in 1938, and in later life in his adopted Japan he helped found what was to become the Mitsubishi Corporation.
His name has been given to the Thomas Blake Glover Aberdeen Asset Scholarship which was initiated by the Japan Society of Scotland, and supported by Aberdeen Asset Management. The scholarship enables one Scottish student to visit Japan to study language, culture and tradition during a six- week fully-funded course at the International Christian University in Tokyo.
This year’s was won by Mark Livingstone, Edinburgh, who has ambitions to work in Japan’s world-famous digital media industry. The 19-year-old, a former pupil of Whitburn Academy, will embark on an intensive language study course this summer.