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Kannai 関内 (and Bashamichi 馬車道), or the Former Foreign Settlement of Yokohama

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Yokohama was the first treaty port in Japan to be opened to foreign trade in 1859, and the heart of the foreign concession area was known (and is still known today) as Kannai 関内, or within the Kanmon 関門 (“Kan … Continue reading

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Oura – Nagasaki’s former Foreign Settlement

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In 1858, Japan signed the Harris Treaty, also known as the Treaty of Amity and Commerce with the United States of America.  The Treaty Port Era had begun for the Land of the Rising Sun.  Five ports were forced open … Continue reading

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