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In Japan, anti-western factions, led by Emperor Komei, order the expulsion of all foreigners

"American Merchant Strolling in Yokohama," Satahide Utagawa, circa 1861, detail
06/07/1863
In Japan, traditionalists aiming to limit Western influence had steadily gained power and influence over the Emperor Komei.  Finally, with the Emperor arguing forcefully for expulsion of Westerners, the Imperial Court announced June 25, 1863 as the date all foreigners were to leave Japanese soil.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Gopal Kshetry, Foreigners in Japan: A Historical Perspective (New York: Xlibris Corporation, 2008), np.   

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