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Aspinall, Cornes And Company And The Early Development Of The Port Of Yokohama

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This chapter provides an overview of the emergence of Japanese deep-sea ports needs to take account of a number of factors. These include the special topography of the archipelago, its unique history and the difficulties encountered when it was decided that its era of seclusion had to end. The chapter surveys these aspects to provide some perspective on the establishment and initial growth of what was to become the port of Yokohama. It relies to a great extent on a case study of Aspinall, Cornes and Company, a pioneer expatriate mercantile firm in the city. Japan was in contact with Europe for a brief period in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and a tiny trade began to grow with Dutch, English, Spanish and, especially, Portuguese merchants. Construction at Yokohama began in the summer of 1858, soon after the ansei treaties had been approved.

Keywords: ansei treaties; archipelago; Aspinall; Cornes; Japanese deep-sea ports; Portuguese merchants; Yokohama



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