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

Politics / Diplomacy

Year: 1873


This document records Mr. Tetsunosuke Tomita's appointment as the first Vice-Consul of the Consulate General of Japan in New York. Tomita came to the U.S. in 1867 and studied economics at a commercial school in Newark. In 1872, he joined the staff at the Consulate General of Japan in New York and was later promoted to Vice-Consul. After returning to Japan in 1874, he successively held important posts such as Consul General of the Consulate General of Shanghai in China (during the Qing dynasty), the Secretary of Legation af the U.K. Embassy, the head of the Bank of Japan, and the Governor of Tokyo. His contributions made a significant impact on Japan's development during the Meiji era.


Source: National Archives of Japan

Added Date 03/15/2021