This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original
book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... OF FOREIGN TRADE. Though
foreign trade was opened in Japan more than three hundred years
ago, not only were the sea-routes far from safe, and the various
means of communication in a very primitive state, but the extremely
restricted manner in which foreign trade was conducted, prevented
its making any marked progress. In 1637, the Shogun's Government
put a stop to general trade; a few countries were, however,
admitted to trade and intercourse, but no definite tariff system,
such as we have to-day, was adopted, the only receipts from the
trade being derived from the collection of a part of the proceeds
of such trade as fees. In 1858, commercial treaties were concluded
with Great Britain, the United States of America, and three other
Powers; and the rates of import and export duties were fixed by
agreement with them, while at the same time a few important ports
were opened to foreign commerce. These events which enabled trade
to be freely carried on also brought about its rapid development.
In 1866, the Conventional tariffs with Great Britain, the United
States, and two others were revised; and in the following year,
notwithstanding the outbreak of the war of the Restoration, our
foreign trade was happily uninjured and made steady progress. With
the Restoration disturbances caused by the political changes of the
time gradually subsided, and people began to turn their attention
to various industries. Meanwhile the opening of the Suez Canal
rendered Europe more readily accessible to the Orient, and railways
were built across the United States to the Pacific Coast; these and
other improvements in the means of communication afforded direct
facilities to our commerce, and at the same time indirectly
stimulated our industries, leading thereby to...
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