April 23, 2021

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 Places in the News articles

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

Japan country profile BBC

Japan timeline BBC

Japan primary sources from the World Digital Library

Japan maps

Japan images

Japan films and streaming webcasts

The Dawn of Showa Now See Hear blog June 4, 2018

Japan: U.S. veteran’s oral histories

Japanese songs, speeches & interviews

Sheet music related to Japan

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

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

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

Global Legal Monitor articles related to Japan

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