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The first Japanese diplomatic mission to the United States departs San Francisco for Panama

Japanese Mission to the United States, May 1860
04/07/1860
The first diplomatic mission to the United States left Japan on February 22, 1860 with a seventy-four person staff aboard the USS Powhatan.  The Powhatan, under Commodore Josiah Tatnall, arrived with the group at the Mare Island Naval Base north of San Francisco a little over a week later.  After an eight day stay in San Francisco, the group left aboard the same warship to continue its journey to Washington, D.C. via the Panama route. The embassy concluded its visit in late June 1860. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chitoshi Yanaga, "The First Japanese Embassy to the United States," in Ellis S. Krauss and Benjamin Nyblade (eds.), Japan and North America: First Contacts to the Pacific War (New York: Routledge, 2004), 43.

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