Biography of Riotaro Hirano Hunter
Riotaro Hirano Hunter, or Ryutarō Hanta, graduated BSc from the University on 21 April 1893.
Hunter was born in Kobe, located in the southern region of mainland Japan, on 8 August 1871. His father was Edward Hazlett Hunter, who, worked for the Scottish firm Kilby House in Kobe, married a Japanese woman and set up the Osaka Iron Works with Saburohyoue Uchida in 1881.
Riotaro Hunter first matriculated at the University in 1889, aged 18, and attended classes in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geology, Civil Engineering and Drawing, Naval Architecture and Astronomy. He lodged on Vinicombe Street in Hillhead while studying at the University.
Upon graduation, he returned to Japan, adopting his father's surname change of 'Hanta', and took over his father's business, which developed into Hitachi Zōsen.
Riotaro Hirano Hunter
Born 8 August 1871.
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
GU Degree: BSc, 1893; Science and Engineering,
Occupation categories: engineers
Record last updated: 24th Jan 2013