New Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun: Its Annals During the Past Twenty Years, Recording the Remarkable Progress of the Japanese in Western Civilization

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J. Murray, 1873 - 484 páginas
 

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Página 429 - It is agreed that either of the High Contracting Parties to this Treaty may demand a further revision of the...
Página 17 - ... and that I have no other object in sending him to Japan but to propose to your imperial majesty that the United States and Japan should live in friendship and have commercial intercourse with each other. The Constitution and laws of the United States forbid all interference with the religious or political concerns of other nations. I have particularly charged Commodore Perry to abstain from every act which could possibly disturb the tranquillity of your imperial majesty's dominions.
Página 17 - I am desirous that our two countries should trade with each other, for the benefit both of Japan and the United States. " We know that the ancient laws of your imperial majesty's government do not allow of foreign trade except with the Chinese and the Dutch ; but, as the state of the world changes, and new governments are formed, it seems to be wise, from time to time, to make new laws.
Página 23 - Japanese watched with intense curiosity the modus operandi, and were greatly amazed to find that in an instant of time messages were conveyed in the English, Dutch, and Japanese languages from building to building. Day after day the dignitaries and many of the people would gather, and, eagerly beseeching the operators to work the telegraph, watch with unabated interest the sending and receiving of messages.
Página 15 - A signal was now hoisted from the Susquehanna as a summons for the boats from the other ships, and in the course of half an hour they had all pulled alongside with their various officers, sailors, and marines, detailed for the day's ceremonies.
Página 17 - I have directed Commodore Perry to assure your imperial majesty that I entertain the kindest feelings towards your majesty's person and government, and that I have no other object in sending him to Japan but to propose to your imperial majesty that the United States and Japan should live in friendship and have commercial intercourse with each other.

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