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First Japanese warship arrives in San Francisco Bay

Japanese Mission to the United States, May 1860
The training vessel Kanrin Maru appeared in San Francisco Bay, the first Japanese warship to arrive in the U.S., accompanied by American naval officers John Brooke and Edward Kern. The arrival of the U.S.S. Powhatan, carrying the first diplomatic mission to the United States from Japan, followed on March 29, 1860. (By Matthew Pinsker)
Source Citation: 
Robert V. Hine, Edward Kern and American Expansion (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1962), 144.


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