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Undated - Townsend Harris, was a successful New York City merchant and minor politician, and the first United States Consul General to Japan. He negotiated the Harris Treaty between the U.S. and Japan and is credited as the diplomat who first opened the Empire of Japan to foreign trade and culture in the Edo period. (Photo by Kingendai Photo Library/AFLO)

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First United States Consul General to Japan Townsend Harris
Undated - Townsend Harris, was a successful New York City merchant and minor politician, and the first United States Consul General to Japan. He negotiated the Harris Treaty between the U.S. and Japan and is credited as the diplomat who first opened the Empire of Japan to foreign trade and culture in the Edo period. (Photo by Kingendai Photo Library/AFLO)

Filename: jmqa000023.jpg
From gallery: Japanese Politicians
Photographer: Kingendai/AFLO
Source: AFLO
Date 9 Feb 2009
Location: Japan
Credit: Kingendai/AFLO
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