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First Contact with New York

Year: 6/16/1860

A Good View - Spectators Watching from the Roof of a Building on Broadway

“Photograph shows spectators watching the procession of Japanese embassy officials after their arrival in New York ...

Source: Library of Congress

Published 03/15/2021

First Contact with New York

Year: 1860

The Japanese Ambassadors

This newspaper article features the "Japanese Embassy,” as the samurai delegation to the U.S. in 1860 was called.) ...

Source: This newspaper article was graciously provided by Ms. Tomoko Rosenfeld.

Published 03/15/2021

First Contact with New York

Year: 1860

Samurai in New York

"Samurai in New York" is a pamphlet that accompanied the 2010 exhibition of the same name at the Museum of the City...

Source: Museum of the City of New York

Published 03/15/2021

First Contact with New York

Year: 1862

The Japanese Embassy

Photograph of Japanese dignitaries

Source: Library of Congress

Published 03/15/2021

First Contact with New York

Year: 1864

Japanese Gun Boat Fujiyama

The Fujiyama was a steam frigate ordered by the Tokugawa shogunate and built in New York City. She was received by ...

Source: Library of Congress

Published 03/15/2021

Education

Year: 1866-1950

Kojiro Matsukata

Abstract: In 1884 (Meiji 17), he dropped out of the Tokyo University Preparatory School (yobimon; the First Higher ...

Source: Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Published 03/15/2021

Education

Year: 1871

The First Girls to Study Abroad from Japan

In 1871, the Iwakura Mission, which dispatched by Meiji government, visited for the purpose of conducting diplomacy...

Source: Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Published 03/15/2021

Culture & Sports

Year: 1871

Japanese customs in New York

This cartoon shows William Tweed, an influential 19th century Tammany Hall Democrat, New York Mayor Oakey Hall, cit...

Source: Library of Congress

Published 03/15/2021

Politics / Diplomacy

Year: 1872

Iwakura Mission

The Iwakura Mission was a Japanese diplomatic voyage to the U.S. and Europe conducted by leading statesmen and scho...

Source: Unknown

Published 03/15/2021

Politics / Diplomacy

Year: 11/26/1872

Consulate General of Japan in New York Established

This document, dated November 26, 1872, is a report regarding the establishment of the Consulate General of Japan i...

Source: Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR)

Published 03/15/2021

Politics / Diplomacy

Year: 3/8/1873

Rules for International Students from Japan

This document, dated March 8, 1873, lists the rules regarding international students dispatched by the Meiji govern...

Source: National Archives of Japan

Published 03/15/2021

Politics / Diplomacy

Year: 1873

Tetsunosuke Tomita Appointed First Vice-Consul of the Consulate General of Japan in NY

This document records Mr. Tetsunosuke Tomita's appointment as the first Vice-Consul of the Consulate General of Jap...

Source: National Archives of Japan

Published 03/15/2021