If one day you should happen to stroll around the foreign section of the Aoyama Cemetery, you might come across some very knowledgeable foreigners familiar with the history of the people buried there.

I came across one such foreigner, a British, who recounted that one of those buried here was the man who brought cows to Hokkaido, thereby starting the dairy industry there. Another one was a journalist for The Times (or its precursor).

Buried here were expatriates of the Meiji era, people who contributed to Japan’s Westernization (Wikipedia).