Anglo-Japanese Friendship Treaty

The English- Japanese Friendship Treaty (Japanese日 英 和 亲 条约, Nichi -Ei Washin Joyaku ) was concluded on 4 October 1854 as the first limited treaty of friendship between Britain and Japan. He was the Australian Governor Admiral Sir James Stirling and the governors of Nagasaki ( Nagasaki Bugyo ) signed in Nagasaki as representatives of the Tokugawa Shogunate ( Bakufu ).

The agreement came about as a result of enforced by the U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry and with the Convention of Kanagawa contractually secured opening of Japan. Russia also ended with the Treaty of Shimoda a similar agreement.


  • WG Beasley: Great Britain and the Opening of Japan, 1834-1858. Japan Library, 1995, ISBN 1873410433 (English, first at Luzac & Co., 1951)