Lord Hotta, the Pioneer Diplomat of Japan

Lord Hotta, the Pioneer Diplomat of Japan

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...purposely come to Yedo alone and without the presence of even a single man-of-war, the honour of Japan would be saved; that each point should be carefully discussed; and that the country should be gradually opened. I added that the three great points would be: first, the reception of foreign ministers to reside at Yedo; second, the freedom of trade with the Japanese, without the interference of government officers; and third, the opening of additional harbors. I added that I did not ask for any exclusive rights for the Americans, and that a treaty that would be satisfactory to the President would at once be accepted by all the great Western powers. I did not fail to point out the danger to Japan of having opium forced upon her, and said I would be willing to prohibit the bringing it to Japan. I closed by saying that my mission was a friendly one in every respect, that I had no CHAPTER VII. threats to use; that the President merely informed them of the dangers that threatened the country, and pointed out a way by which not only could those dangers be averted, but Japan made a prosperous, powerful, and happy nation. My discourse lasted over two hours, and was listened to with the deepest attention and interest by the Minister. He asked some questions occasionally, when he did not fully understand what was said." (Townsend Harris by Dr. W. E. Griffis. Pp 237-2390 CHAPTER VIII. The Shogun's approval obtained for opening negotiations with the American Envoy. Harris quoted. Treaty of fourteen articles concluded. Lord Hotta had a copy made of the record of his conference with the American Envoy, for presentation to the Shogun together with a draft of the provisions of the Treaty of commerce with the United States; and on obtaining the...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236846265
  • 9781236846266