September 20, 2017

Today in History: Japan

The Morning Tulsa daily world., January 07, 1922, FINAL EDITION, Page 13, Image 13
Today in History–July 29–the Library of Congress features the country of Japan. On this date in 1858, the United States and Japan signed the Treaty of Amity and Commerce (the Harris Treaty), which helped establish diplomatic ties between the two countries. Find out more about early U.S.-Japanese relations and Townsend Harris, the man who negotiated the treaty, by visiting the Today in History section. Then, follow the links below to access more resources and primary sources related to this island nation.

Japan country study (history, culture, industry, and more)

Japan primary sources from the World Digital Library

Japan maps

Japan books & other texts (1500-1929)

1858 front-page newspaper articles: Japan

Historical newspaper articles: Townsend Harris & Japan

Timeline & select newspaper articles: Russo-Japanese War (1904-1906)

More historical newspaper articles: Japan

Japan / Japanese: songs, speeches & interviews

Japan / Japanese: sheet music

Japan: U.S. veteran’s stories

Japan / Japanese films & webcasts

Images: Japan

Images: Japanese

Fine Prints: Japanese (pre-1915)

The Floating World of Ukiyo-e: Shadows, Dreams, and Substance (online exhibition)

On the Cutting Edge: Contemporary Japanese Prints (online exhibition)

U.S. legislation related to Japan

Japan: Guide to Law online

Searching for Current Japanese Laws and Regulations In Custodia Legis blog post, May 19, 2014

More Law Library of Congress resources related to Japan

Today in History: Cherry Blossoms

More World History & Culture Resources

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