Diplomatic Archives

Special Exhibition and Planned Exhibition Archives

August 21, 2017
Japanese

 The Annex to the Diplomatic Archives houses an Exhibition Room where historical materials that are important in terms of Japan’s diplomatic history are on display. The Permanent Exhibition displays representative treaties, sovereign letters personal letters from heads of state and diplomatic documents that show footprints of Japan’s foreign relations, centering on the period from the end of the Tokugawa Period through to the end of World War II, as well as items and related documents that belonged to the late Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida.

 The Diplomatic Archives also regularly hold special exhibitions and planned exhibitions on particular themes.

 On this page it is possible to view some of the historical documents that were displayed at special exhibitions and planned exhibitions held in the past, and commentaries on the documents.

List of exhibitions held previously

List of exhibitions held previously
FY2017 Planned exhibition: "Exhibition of Sovereign Letters and Personal Letters from Heads of State: North and South America (1)" (Japanese only)
FY2016 Planned exhibition: "Histroical Materials on Senkaku Islands and Takeshima" (Japanese only)
Planned exhibition: "Exhibition of Sovereign Letters and Personal Letters from Heads of State: Europe (2)" (Japanese only)
Special exhibition: "Introduction to the End of the Tokugawa Period" (Japanese only)
Planned exhibition: "Exhibition of Sovereign Letters and Personal Letters from Heads of State: Europe (1)" (Japanese only)
Planned exhibition: "Conlusion of Treaty under the Japanese Imperial Constitution: The Case of Emigration Convention between Japan and Hawaii" (Japanese only)
FY2015 Special exhibition: "Japan and Brazil: 120 years of Friendship" (Japanese only)
Joint Exhibition by the Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History and the Diplomatic Archives "The History of Japanese Diplomacy" (held at the Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History) (Japanese only)
Special exhibition: "Japan and Persia/Iran" (Japanese only)
FY2014 Special exhibition: "Massan (Masataka Taketsuru) and the History of Exchange between Japan and Scotland" (Japanese only)
Special exhibition: “Japan and Turkey – In Commemoration of 90 years since Diplomatic Relations were established” (Japanese only)
FY2013 Special exhibition: “Japan and Spain, A History of Exchange Based on Historical Diplomatic Documents” (Japanese only)
Joint exhibition by the Saitama Prefectural Archives and the Diplomatic Archives “Assorted Maps – World and Regional” (held at the Saitama Prefectural Archives) (Japanese only)
Collaborative exhibition by the National Archives of Japan, the Imperial Household Agency’s Public Records Office and the Diplomatic Archives
“The Emergence of Japan as a Modern Nation – The Meiji Period as seen through Public Records” (held at the National Archives of Japan) (Japanese only)
FY2012 Planned exhibition: “Q’s & A’s on Diplomatic History” (Japanese only)
Special exhibition: “Pathway to the San Francisco Peace Treaty” (Japanese only)
FY2011 Planned exhibition: “Great Earthquakes and Foreign Relations” (Japanese only)
Special exhibition: “War between Japan and China, and Japan’s Foreign Relations” (Japanese only)
FY2010 Planned exhibition: “Meiji Treaties – Europe” (Japanese only)
Special exhibition: “The Path to the Japan World Exposition as seen through Historical Diplomatic Materials” (Japanese only)
FY2009 Planned exhibition: “Takashi Hara and the Turning Point of Japan’s Foreign Relations” (Japanese only)
Special exhibition: “The Beginnings of Japan-U.K. Exchange – From the end of the Tokugawa Period to the Meiji Period” (Japanese only)
FY2008 Planned exhibition: “Exhibition of Sovereign Letters and Personal Letters from Heads of State in the Possession of the Diplomatic Archives – North and South America” (Japanese only)
Special exhibition: “Japan and Brazil – Tracing Their History of Exchange through Historical Materials” (Japanese only)
Planned exhibition: “Exhibition of Sovereign Letters Personal Letters from Heads of State in the Possession of the Diplomatic Archives – Europe” (Japanese only)
FY2007 Special exhibition: “Shigeru Yoshida Exhibition: 40 Years After His Death” (Japanese only)
Planned exhibition: “Diplomats at a Cross-Roads – The Written Opinions of Pre-War Period Diplomats Facing Difficult Circumstances” (Japanese only)
FY2006 Special exhibition: “The Age of Shidehara Diplomacy” (Japanese only)
Planned exhibition: “Exhibition of Sovereign Letters and Personal Letters from Heads of State in the Possession of the Diplomatic Archives – Asia” (Japanese only)
FY2005 Special exhibition: “The Course of Japan-Russia Relations – 1855-1916” (Japanese only)
Special exhibition: “Encounters with Central American Countries – An Exhibition Commemorating the Japan-Central America Year 2005” (Japanese only)
FY2004 Special exhibition: “The Dawn of Japan-U.S. Relations – 1852-1866” (Japanese only)
FY2000 Sovereign Letters and Personal Letters from Heads of State in the Possession of the Diplomatic Archives
FY1996 Special Exhibition Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Opening of the Diplomatic Archives
FY1995 Post-War Treaties and Other Diplomatic Documents
From Sovereign Letters and Personal Letters from Heads of State in the Possession of the Diplomatic Archives
FY1994 Munemitsu Mutsu and the Sino-Japanese War
FY1993 The Turning Point of Japan’s Foreign Relations – Takashi Hara and His Era
FY1992 The Age of the Japan-U.K. Alliance – Changes in the Far East and Japan’s Foreign Relations
FY1991 Japan-U.S. Relations from the Nine-Power Treaty to the Outbreak of the War between Japan and the U.S.