The Arthur Ransome Club (アーサー・ランサム・クラブ, Āsā Ransamu Kurabu) (ARC) was founded in Tokyo, Japan in 1987. It is believed to be the first organization dedicated to promoting and celebrating the works of Arthur Ransome. Its members refer to themselves as "Ransomites" ("Ransamaito").


The Club was founded in 1987 by Tamami Nakayama.

The Club celebrated their 10th anniversary in 1997 at the "10-Gong Festival" in a central Tokyo hotel. Members of "The Arthur Ransome Society" were in attendance and a presentation of the newly published book Arthur Ransome and the Japanese connection was made to each ARC member.

ARC now

ARC publishes a yearly journal 1929.

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