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First Japanese diplomatic mission to the United States arrives in Washington D.C.

Japanese Mission to the United States, May 1860
05/14/1860
The first diplomatic mission to the United States arrived in Washington, D.C. after its long journey from Japan, via Hawaii, San Francisco, and Panama.  Excitement was high in the city and both House and Senate adjourned so as to watch the visitors land.  The seventy-four person party were hosted at the Willard Hotel in Washington and later visited Philadelphia and New York City.  The embassy concluded its visit to the United States and departed for home aboard the U.S.S. Niagara on June 30, 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), 44.
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