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First Japanese diplomatic mission to the United States reaches home after a nine month absence

Japanese Mission to the United States, May 1860
11/09/1860
The first diplomatic mission to the United States sailed for home from New York aboard the U.S.S. Niagara on June 30, 1860 after a very popular three month visit to the United States that included visits to San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City.  The Niagara made the journey via the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and when the party reached Japan after a nine month absence they thus became the first Japanese group to circumnavigate the globe.  (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), 49.

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