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DIJ History and Humanities Study Group 26 February: Iokibe on Treaty Revision

After an extended summer and winter hiatus, the DIJ History and Humanities Study Group is back
and welcomes you cordially to join the next session on

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 18.30 h

Kaoru Iokibe
(University of Tokyo)

How Meiji Japan Governed Foreigners:
Determining Failure and Success of Treaty Revision

To revise the so-called unequal treaties, which Japan signed with the Western powers
from the 1850s onwards, was the most important and difficult task of Meiji diplomacy.
It also called for various reforms which, to a large extent, shaped the fundamental 

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