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Beyond Diplomacy Exhibition - curated by Dr. Angus Lockyer

29 September - 24 October 2008, weekdays 9.30am-5.30pm

Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT


An exhibition tracing the relationship between Japan and the UK from the seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries, using the Elgin mission and the treaty of Edo as the starting-point for an exploration of the ways in which Japan changed Britain and Britain changed Japan.


A copy of the 1858 Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Amity and Commerce, kindly presented to H.E. Ambassador Ebihara by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at the reception held to mark 150 years of Japan-UK diplomatic ties on 16 September 2008, is on display, along with many other important artefacts, ceramics and prints from the period.



An exhibition organised by the Embassy of Japan together with the Japan Society




The Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Amity & Commerce

copied courtesy of the National Archives



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