September 17, 2021

Today in History: Japan

Last Updated on September 16, 2021

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 primary sources from the World Digital Library

Japan maps

Japan images

Books, reports, & other texts related to Japan (1500-1929)

Japanese songs, speeches & interviews

Sheet music related to Japan

South Manchurian Railway Company Publications

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: U.S. veteran’s oral histories

Japan films and streaming webcasts

U.S. legislation related to Japan

Japan: Guide to Law online

Global Legal Monitor articles related to Japan

Japan Places in the News articles

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

Japan country profile BBC

Japan timeline BBC

Japan-related blog posts from the Library

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