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Hawaiian king meets Japanese emperor

This is the fifth installment in a series about King David Kalakaua of Hawaii. It focuses on a particular episode of his 1881 trip around the world. By October 1880, the brouhaha over Celso Moreno had subsided. The Italian adventurer’s … Continue reading

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Russo-Japanese War: Insult and humiliation

My last two posts focused on the Trans-Siberian Railway. This one describes how Russia and Japan went to war over territorial ambitions embodied in the railway. In the spring of 1891, three years before his father died and he became … Continue reading

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