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Asian Studies: Japan

Japan: Records of the U.S. Department of

State Relating to Commercial Relations,

1910-1949

Source

National Archives (U.S.)

Period

1910-1949

Content

16,148 images

Product Number

16381515

Product Code

GDSC-272

This archive reproduces microfilm of the U.S. Department of State Decimal Files 611.94 and

6194.11. The documents trace the commercial relations between the United States and Japan

over the course of almost half a century in the years 1910-1929, 1930-1939, 1940-1944, and

1945-1949. The files are predominantly instructions to -- and dispatches from -- diplomatic

and consular officials. Notes between the Department of State and foreign diplomats in the

United States, memoranda prepared by State Department officials, and correspondence with

officials of other government departments and with private businesses and persons are also

featured. Subjects include: advertising, aircraft, commerce, customs administration, drug

regulations, duties, embargo, free ports, landing certificates, law, markets, merchandise,

prison made goods, pure food and drug regulations, smuggling, tariff treaties, export and

import trade, undervaluation of imported merchandise, among many other topics.

Original Microform Title: Records of the Department of State Relating to Commercial Relations of Japan,

1910-1949