Lunch and Lecture: When East Met West: The 150th Anniversary of the US-Japan Relationship

Lunch and Lecture: When East Met West – The 150th Anniversary of the U.S.-Japan Relationship

Uldis Kruze, Associate Professor of Asian Studies, University of San Francisco

In 1860, Japan's first diplomatic contingent to the U.S. stopped first in San Francisco on its way to Washington, D.C. How did Americans react to their Japanese visitors? What impressions did Japanese participants have of the U.S.? How did that relationship develop after 1860? And what significance does it have today for Japan, for the U.S. and for the Japanese-American community of the Bay Area? Enjoy a Japanese bento lunch from Delica as we review the history of the two countries whose relationship was termed "the most important bilateral relationship in the world" by our former ambassador to Japan, the late Senator Mike Mansfield.

Lunch provided by the Kanrin-Maru 150th Anniversary Committee.

MLF: Asia-Pacific Affairs
SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon lunch/program
$12 members, $24 non-members (includes lunch)
Program Organizer: Cynthia Miyashita
Also know: In association with the Japan Society of Northern California