Sunday, May 29, 2016

Documents in History: Treaty of Shimoda

Admiral Putyatin in Nagasaki
In 1855, Putiatin returned to Japan to conclude a treaty delayed for over a year. The Treaty of Shimoda established formal relations between the two countries. Explore the contents of the agreement.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Documents in History: 1854 Anglo-Japanese Treaty

Sir James Stirling
Great Britain and Japan signed a treaty of friendship in Nagasaki just months after Perry left the Islands. It established the relation between the two countries and secured the opening of Japan for resupply. Explore the contents of the convention.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Documents in History: Reply to the 1852 Letter of President Fillmore

Commodore Perry Meeting the Japanese Commissioners
In 1854, Perry returned to Edo Bay to take the reply of the Japanese government from the letter that he delivered last year. A translation of the letter was made. Explore the contents of the reply of the Japan to the presidential letter.

Documents in History: July 1853 Memorial of Tokugawa Nariaki

Tokugawa Nariaki
On July 15, 1853, right after Commodore Perry left the Edo Bay, Tokugawa Nariaki, a known nationalist, Daimyo of Mito, sent a memorial to Edo giving 10 reasons for waging war against the Americans or other foreigners. Explore the document bellow.