What was the Harris Treaty (1858)?

Introduction The Treaty of Amity and Commerce between Japan and the United States (日米修好通商条約, Nichibei Shūkō Tsūshō Jōyaku), also called the Harris Treaty, was signed on the deck of the USS Powhatan in Edo (now Tokyo) Bay on 29 July 1858. It opened the ports of Kanagawa and four other Japanese cities to trade and… Read More