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  1. Townsend Harris (October 4, 1804 – February 25, 1878) was an American merchant and politician who served as the first United States Consul General to Japan. He negotiated the Harris Treaty between the US and Japan and is credited as the diplomat who first opened Shogunate Japan to foreign trade and culture in the Edo period .

  2. 11 de mar. de 2024 · Townsend Harris (born Oct. 3, 1804, Sandy Hill, N.Y., U.S.—died Feb. 25, 1878, New York City) was a U.S. politician and diplomat, the first Western consul to reside in Japan, whose influence helped shape the future course of Japanese–Western relations.

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  3. Townsend Harris High School was refounded in 1984 thanks largely to the efforts of alumni of the original school, who had begun the process in 1980.

  4. A bedridden Townsend Harris and servant Okichi. After Townsend left Japan, the people of Shimoda shunned Okichi, calling her tojin Okichi – ‘barbarian Okichi’. For a time, she lived in Kyoto before eventually returned to Shimoda where she opened a small restaurant. Okichi committed suicide in 1892, at the age of 51, by drowning herself ...

  5. Townsend Harris High School at Queens College (THHS) is a public magnet high school for the humanities in the New York City borough of Queens. It is located on the campus of Queens College, City University of New York. Townsend Harris consistently ranks as among the top 100 high schools in the United States.

    • 1904, refounded 1984
    • Hawks
    • 9–12
    • Public (magnet) secondary
  6. 23 de may. de 2018 · American merchant and diplomat Townsend Harris (1804-1878), the first U.S. envoy to reside in Japan, opened commercial relations between Japan and the United States. Townsend Harris was born on Oct. 3, 1804, in Sandy Hill, N.Y., and educated at the local primary school.

  7. Harris was the first American Consul General in Japan and later served as the first American Minister to Japan from 1856 to 1861. The book includes Harris's personal journal entries, letters, and official reports written during his time in Japan.