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Lecture Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Kanrin Maru to SF by Professor Naoyuki Agawa of Keio University Back

On March 15th and 16th, the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco presented a speakers program in San Francisco and San Jose, respectively, by inviting Professor Naoyuki Agawa, Vice President of International Collaboration, Keio University to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Kanrin Maru. In the speech titled 150th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Kanrin Maru in San Francisco: A Historic Milestone in US-Japan Relations, Professor Agawa talked about the Kanrin Maru, the first Japanese naval ship that crossed the Pacific Ocean to escort the first Japanese Embassy, and the significance of the ships arrival in San Francisco. His comprehensive presentation included historical background in Japan and the U.S. in the mid 19th century, the reaction of the American citizens to the first Japanese delegations visit to the U.S., and personal experiences of such prominent individuals on board as Yukichi Fukuzawa, Kaishu Katsu, John Manjiro, etc. The talk was very favorably received by the audience.

San Francisco Program - Hotel Kabuki:

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Date: Monday, March 15, 2010
Location: Hotel Kabuki (San Francisco Japantown)
Sponsor: The Consul General of Japan in San Francisco
Supporters: Executive Committee for the 150th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Kanrin Maru in San Francisco
Japan Society of Northern California
Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
Japanese American Association of Northern California
 

San Jose Program - San Jose State University

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Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Location: Washington Square Hall, San Jose State University
Sponsors: Department of History
Department of Humanities (Asian Studies)
College of Social Sciences (Global Studies)
and Department of Foreign Languages
San Jose State University
Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco


For more information, please contact Ms. Yamamitsu at the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco.
Tel: (415) 777-3533 ext. 407
 
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