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Pro-Western Japanese leader assassinated

Japanese Mission to the United States, May 1860
Anti-Western samurai assassinated shogun leader Ii Naosuke, a proponent of increasing Japan's ties to the outside world. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation: 
Lester H. Brune, ed., Chronological History of United States Foreign Relations, 1776 to January 20, 1981, vol. 1 (New York: Garland, 1985), 286.


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