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First Japanese diplomatic mission to the United States lavishly entertained in New York City

Japanese Mission to the United States, May 1860
06/16/1860 to 06/28/1860
After three weeks in the capital, the Japanese Mission had traveled to Baltimore and Philadelphia. Their arrival in New York City was met with a parade up Broadway and a military review of 7000 local militia.  During their two week visit the city spent $100,000 on lavish hospitality, culminating in a huge banquet and ball on June 25, 1860.  The embassy left for home from New York 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), 46-49.
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