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Philipp Franz Von Siebold wrote to Muraviev-Amurskii in September 1859 from Nagasaki. He pushed for the same commercial project, only adding indigo and lead to the list of tradable items on the Dutch side. After his return to Europe, von Siebold appealed to the Russian government even more energetically than he had done while still in Japan. Von Siebold's advice is clear from the envoys' call for sending Japanese students to Europe to study military and naval science, as well as state and economic administration so that Japan can learn the best from Europe'. Another of von Siebold's opinions appearing in the report is the need to influence public opinion by establishing links with the European press in order to exchange news. Von Siebold saw in Napoleon III his last chance to engage a powerful European ruler in Japanese affairs and to make an impact on the new Japan.

Keywords: Europe; Japan; Muraviev-Amurskii; Nagasaki; Philipp Franz Von Siebold; Russian government



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