Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Documents in History: 1862 London Protocol

First Japanese Mission to Europe (1862)
With rising unpopularity of foreigners in Japan, causing violence, the Tokugawa Shogunate and the British government agreed in 1862 to postpone of the opening of the designated ports of the 1858 Anglo-Japanese Commercial Treaty. Explore the contents of the agreement bellow.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Document in History: 1858 Regulations under which American Trade is to be conducted in Japan

Townsend HarrisIn 1858, the Harris Treaty opened Japan further to Americans. Alongside the treaty came regulations for the expanding Japan-US trade. Explore the attached regulations to the Harris Treaty bellow.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Documents in History: 1858 Harris Treaty

Townsend HarrisIn 1858, First American Consul to Japan, Townsend Harris negotiated a treaty of amity and commerce with the Japanese Bakufu. Months of intense negotiations resulted to what became known as the Harris Treaty signed on July 29, 1858. Explore its contents bellow.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Documents in History: 1857 Additional Articles to the Treaty of Commerce between the Netherlands and Japan

Donker CurtiusThe Dutch, after Perry's departure, negotiated and signed a treaty in 1856 with the Japanese expanding its activities beyond Dejima and into the whole of Nagasaki. In 1857, Donker Curtius, head of the Dutch enclave negotiated additional articles that expanded further Dutch influence, including the addition of the status of most favored state. Explore the contents of this 1857 treaty bellow.

Monday, July 4, 2016

The Bakumatsu (Part 13): Summing Up

Emperor Meiji Moving to Tokyo
With the end of the Boshin War and the Shogunate, Japan moved forward with the Emperor as the sole symbol of the new nation of Japan. Explore the effects of the Bakumatsu and the Boshin War to the history of the Land of the Rising Sun.