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Yamaguchi had been left there in order to receive the foreign emissaries, but
there was no one with whom he could consult and he spent his time in futile
journeys back and forth between Osaka and Hyogo, trying to calm the foreigners.
He had ...
He also met the American missionary Guido Verbeck and had occasion to see
foreign warships as well as to hear languages spoken in the West. It was well
known that Higashikuse Michitomi was one of the seven court nobles who had
fled to ...
the ministers of the foreign powers to reaffirm the existing treaties. His statement
was well received. The foreign emissaries replied that the search on the part of
the emperor and the lords of the han for the broadest possible trust and
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I generally do not like sad novels, but this is one of the most wonderful books I have ever read, even though its hero dies insane with despair over the betrayal of his life's work. It is an ... Read full review