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Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. This book is the definitive description of Japan at the time of the Meiji restoration. Ernest Satow kept meticulous notes on his experiences in Japan from to.
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Satow served in Siam — , during which time he was accorded the rare honour of promotion from the Consular to the Diplomatic service ,  Uruguay —93 and Morocco — Such promotion was extraordinary because the British Consular and Diplomatic services were segregated until the midth century, and Satow did not come from the aristocratic class to which the Diplomatic Service was restricted. On 17 April the Treaty of Shimonoseki text here had been signed, and Satow was able to observe at first hand the steady build-up of the Japanese army and navy to avenge the humiliation by Russia, Germany and France in the Triple Intervention of 23 April He was also in a position to oversee the transition to the ending of extraterritoriality in Japan which finally ended in , as agreed by the Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Commerce and Navigation signed in London on 16 July Satow did not have the good fortune to be named the first British Ambassador to Japan, the honour was bestowed on his successor Sir Claude Maxwell MacDonald in He was active as plenipotentiary in the negotiations to conclude the Boxer Protocol which settled the compensation claims of the Powers after the Boxer Rebellion , and he signed the protocol for Britain on 7 September In Satow was made a Privy Councillor.
In retirement — at Ottery St Mary in Devon, England, he wrote mainly on subjects connected with diplomacy and international law. In Britain, he is less well known than in Japan, where he is recognised as perhaps the most important foreign observer in the Bakumatsu and Meiji periods. It was titled An Austrian Diplomat in the Fifties.
Satow chose this subject with discretion to avoid censure from the British Foreign Office for discussing his own career. As the years passed, Satow's understanding and appreciation of the Japanese evolved and deepened.
For example, one of his diary entries from the early s asserts that the submissive character of the Japanese will make it easy for foreigners to govern them after the "samurai problem" could be resolved; but in retirement, he wrote: " Many of his rare Japanese books are now part of the Oriental collection of Cambridge University Library and his collection of Japanese prints are in the British Museum. They had an unnamed daughter who was born and died in infancy in , and later two sons in and , Eitaro and Hisayoshi.
A memorial hall to him is in the Oze marshlands in Hinoemata , Fukushima Prefecture. The Takeda family letters, including many of Satow's to and from his family, have been deposited at the Yokohama Archives of History formerly the British consulate in Yokohama at the request of Satow's granddaughters. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
But that I should ever have a chance of seeing these Isles of the Blest was beyond my wildest dreams. Parents Guide. Sir Francis Edward Younghusband. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information. The furniture and fixtures have been recreated so visitors can experience the life of a diplomat in the Meiji era.
The Right Honourable. The young Ernest Mason Satow. Photograph taken in Paris, December