Japan To America; A Symposium Of Papers By Political Leaders And Representative Citizens Of Japan…

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byNaoichi Masaoka

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... JAPANESE-AMERICAN RELATIONS AND MYSELF EI-ICHI SHIBUSAWA [Baron Ei-ichi Shibusawa, president of the First Bank and of the Imperial Theatre Company, Chairman of the Tokyo Bankers' Association, Director of the Tokyo Aims-House; born March 1840 in Saitama; studied by himself; visited Europe, 1867-68, as companion to one of the Tokugawa princes; in 1869 became a councillor in the Treasury Department; 1873 resigned the post in consequence of a conflict of view with his Minister; from that time until now, he has consistently kept aloof from government service; in 1873 was founder of the First Bank; shortly afterwards he established a commercial school, which was the first of its kind in Japan, and which laid the foundation of the present Tokyo Higher Commercial School; in 1878, with the assistance of Count Okuma and the late Prince Ito, he instituted the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and was its Chairman till the spring of 1905; in 1902 he travelled extensively through Europe and America to study commercial and industrial affairs; in 1909 he came to the United States again as the head of the Japanese Commercial Commission.] For peculiar reasons my interest in America has been of many years' standing. When Commodore Perry entered the harbour of Uraga in 1852 I was fourteen years old. A mere farmer boy I could not know much about foreign countries. In that year I was taken to Tokyo for a visit by my parents. From childhood I was taught to read the Chinese classics and have learned the Confucian precept, that it is a man's duty "to look after character, to adjust his household affairs, to rule the country properly, and to make peace with the world." That has been my lifelong motto. Presently various diplomatic problems arose and the patriots of Japan were busily eng...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... JAPANESE-AMERICAN RELATIONS AND MYSELF EI-ICHI SHIBUSAWA [Baron Ei-ichi Shibusawa, president of the First Bank and of the Im...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021785513X

ISBN - 13:9780217855136

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