Japan Society of Fairfield County
150th Anniversary of First Diplomatic Exchanges
2010 marks the 150th anniversary of the first
between Japan and the United States. There are numerous commemorative
events occuring and some are listed here.
JSFC's president Harry Sakamaki has been
researching this topic and gave a presentation at the
Townsend Harris was America's first diplomat
to serve in Japan
and negtiated the 1860 Treaty of Amity and Commerce Between the United
States and Japan. He also founded
The City College of New York. Here's a link to a CCNY
Townsend Harris which includes some of their archival material.
(I welcome additional related material,
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