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Chokugen, 'the sole publication of the Japanese socialists' was stored in Russia before it came to the IISH. This issue dates from 2 April 1905, in the midst of the Russo-Japanese war. It has the... [Item of the Day]
"De Liefde" (Love) was the first Dutch ship to reach Japan on 19 April 1600. This was the beginning of an intensive trade relationship. For centuries the Dutch were the only Westerners allowed in... [Item of the Day]
On 8 February 1904 the Japanese attacked the Russian fleet in southern Manchuria, beginning the Russo-Japanese War.Many letters from Russian prisoners-of-war in Japan ended up in the archive of the... [Item of the Day]